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There was a a thread on AI today were some guy who claimed to have decades of knowledge claiming that 64-bit ARM was completely pointless if you don't have at least 4GB of RAM.

Pointless is strong and inaccurate. But the argument is not completely off base. It is also a difficult one to either support or refute. If you put aside the issue of addressable memory, one can improve performance in a plethora of ways without stepping up to 64-bit processing. That does not come close to implying that 64-bit computing is gimmicky, but it does explain in part why some jumped to that conclusion.

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As it was originally state when the guy made his statement, he would be bitched slapped by the company for making a comment about one his companies best customer. Ad him to a long list of people before him tho made statements like this against Apple only to have to retract his statements. Obviously he was not man enough to do it on his one so the company did it for him.

Many people say things that they should retract but don't. We see many examples here daily. So what's the big deal?

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Originally Posted by StruckPaper View Post

Many people say things that they should retract but don't. We see many examples here daily. So what's the big deal?

While agree people on blogs should always either state their evidence for being adamant or at least admit they are only voicing an opinion, but people posting on blogs don't generally have the impact outside of the blog. Industry leaders that make such sweeping statements can and do have effects on the real world.
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Pointless is strong and inaccurate. But the argument is not completely off base. It is also a difficult one to either support or refute. If you put aside the issue of addressable memory, one can improve performance in a plethora of ways without stepping up to 64-bit processing. That does not come close to implying that 64-bit computing is gimmicky, but it does explain in part why some jumped to that conclusion.

It's not that difficult to refute.  Apple states that there the chip has more registers and those registers are now 64 bits.  That gives the compiler more opportunities for optimizations even when dealing with 32 bit or smaller integers.  Similar thing will apply for floating point math where precision matters.  

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