Replacement for the older x86 or 32-bit platform, 64-bit is a computer or software program that is capable of transferring 64-bits at a time. With respect to hardware, 64-bit is referencing the width of the registers on a computer's microprocessor or the computer bus; sometimes called WOW64 and x64.
Examples of 64-bit processors
Below is a list of examples of 64-bit computer processors.
- AMD Opteron, Athlon 64, Turion 64, Sempron, Phenom, FX, and Fusion.
- All Intel Xeon processors since the Nocona released in June 2004.
- Intel Celeron and Pentium 4 processors since Prescott.
- Intel Pentium Dual-Core, Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors.
- How do I determine if I have 64-bit vs. 32-bit CPU?
- Can I upgrade my OS to 64-bit?
- What is the difference between a 32-bit and 64-bit CPU?