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What's the difference between 64 bit and 32 bit on thief?

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User Info: kickthegnome

3 years ago#1
I'm getting better performance on the 32 bit version but I'm trying to figure out exactly what it's forcing to be turned off.

User Info: monkmith

3 years ago#2
someone more knowledgeable then me can correct me if i'm wrong, but i think 32bit windows version games aren't able to use more then 4GB of ram while 64bit can go above that limit. not sure what exactly the impact for thief would be because of that, though i'd imagine it should be more sluggish.
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User Info: capgamer

3 years ago#3
Yeah he's got it, 64 bit lets your computer handle more ram. Basically, you have 64 values for addressing RAM instead of 32 values.

64 bit basically means 64 binary (0 or 1) values vs. the old way, 32 bit which is 32 binary values.
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User Info: El Magnifico

El Magnifico
3 years ago#4
64-bit executables may require twice as much memory as 32-bit executables since the instruction size is twice as large. Unless you have more than 8GB of RAM you may actually be at a disadvantage running the 64-bit executable due to its higher memory requirements.

User Info: SinisterSlay

3 years ago#5
Usually 64 bit versions run better on 64bit OSs because they don't require the 32bit translation layer.
But the difference is very minimal. Maybe 0.1 frames per second?
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