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What is the difference between x86 & x64 microprocessors?

i wanna learn architecture of computers

13th Jul 2018, 10:24 AM
Abdul Shakoor Mousa
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A x86 microprocessor ables to handle 32 bit data at a single time able to process it and produce valuable information. Where as x64 microprocessor handles 64 bits of data at a single time and able to produce information. Hence, x64 is more powerful than x86 microprocessor as it handles 64 bits at single time.
14th Jul 2018, 6:34 AM
Nishkarsh Gupta
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32 and 64 bits CPU
13th Jul 2018, 10:37 AM
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x64 is better than x86. x64 can support both itself and x86.
15th Jul 2018, 2:32 AM
Apple Blossom
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15th Jul 2018, 7:37 AM
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13th Jul 2018, 11:17 AM
Actually x86 has nothing to do with number of bits, only Microsoft says it is 32 bit because that was the processor available back then. It just means the processor has x86 architecture, which was the ending name of intel processors like 8086 and several others in the same family. x64 was popularized by Microsoft. Incidentally, microsoft used 64 bit CPU and decided to name 64 bit Windows version as x64. But there are 64 bit x86 processors as well. So x86 is the processor architecture introduced by Intel. x64 has nothing to do with Intel. Architecturally, my laptop CPU is 64 bit, but is of x86 processor family.
2nd Nov 2022, 3:40 PM
Avinash Suresh