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1-11-2012 @ 3:07PM
64-bit is not twice as much as 32-bit, that's like saying that 100,000 is twice as much as 100 because 100,000 has twice the digits. 64-bit to 32-bit refers to the number of digits in play, and so 64-bit is so much larger than 32-bit that it's like comparing a grain of sand to the Sun.
1-11-2012 @ 3:24PM
Eh, yes and no. It's double the bits (32x2 = 64, clearly), so Mathew's statement isn't technically incorrect, it's just most laymen will misinterpret it.Double the bits, 2^32 times the fun. Exponential data gum!
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