Microsoft: Only 64 bit after 2008

"Microsoft just announced that Windows Vista is the last desktop operating system on 32-bits and that after Windows Server 2008 they will develop only 64-bit operating systems."

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Microsoft will distribute only 64-bit OS after 2008

According to our online source, Microsoft is set to force adoption of 64-bit only Operating Systems (OS) after 2008.

Microsoft just announced that Windows Vista is the last desktop operating system on 32-bits and that after Windows Server 2008 they will develop only 64-bit operating systems. This is part of Microsoft’s view of the future and it seems that both 64-bit operating systems and multi core desktop systems.

Software and hardware developers will undoubtedly feel the pinch the most, with many not fully prepared for the 64-bit migration. Microsoft's Windows Vista 64-bit is a prime example, where driver maturity is flakey at best, hence the mass adoption of the 32-bit version currently.

This might be a problem since there will be no real haste from developers to update their software and hardware until there is some niche on the market for it. On the other hand businesses won’t consider it safe to migrate on new technologies until full hardware and software support is available.

Regardless of how the migration is conducted, Microsoft will have to consider the best way to ensure a relatively pain-free migration for their loyal customer base.

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17-05-2007, 09:31:18

equk
After writing the article about the R600 I was just looking around to see what other people have found etc.
I found this :)

Marcus "Kinc" Hultin - "You can't have missed all the discussions about R600 being a real hottie. This is mainly due to the big leakage of the 80nm process, a similar problem to that Intel had with Prescott. Personally, from an overclocking point of view, I like hot hardware because it means that there is a good margin for overclocking if you're able to remove the heat."


Maybe we will see an improvement if AMD/ATI ever move to 65nm :)

Source: [url=http://www.nordichardware.com/news,6331.html]Nordic Hardware[/url]

17-05-2007, 15:37:19

Nagaru
I am sure leakage contributes to the high power consumption but to be honest I think that is a relatively small part of the picture. The reason I say this is that leakage will not change with clockspeed but their seems to be a large increase in heat when the clockspeed is increased.

17-05-2007, 19:34:36

PP Mguire
Which is usualy what happens when you overclock ;)

17-05-2007, 20:03:13

NickS
So his GPU put can't hold temps under load.. I doubt it's the R600 heat.

17-05-2007, 21:47:19

NoL
Sounds more like a crappy pot;

17-05-2007, 22:30:34

NickS

Sounds more like a crappy pot;



:rolleyes: lol

17-05-2007, 22:34:52

NoL
I didnt know what a GPU put is, sorry ;) ;)

17-05-2007, 23:14:40

NickS

I didnt know what a GPU put is, sorry ;) ;)



LOL :D
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