[PD] Academic question about AMD64 and audio

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Mon Aug 15 21:23:53 CEST 2005

thewade wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a purely academic question stemming from an accidental install on
> my part:
> Will my AMD64 laptop run PD and other sound apps (using mingo's RT
> patched kernels) faster in native 64-bit linux or faster as a
> conventional 32-bit linux?

i have never encountered any real speed-up in 64-bit mode compared to
my benchmarks are rather with compiling and not with DSP. pd gains
nothing from 64-bit, so you performance will be the same in 32bit (and
bugs will be less)


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