Microsoft considering 128bit Windows 8?

Posted: January 18, 2011. At: 11:56 AM. This was 7 years ago. Post ID: 891

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/10/microsoft-mulling-128-bit-versions-of-windows-8-windows-9.ars

Working in high security department for research and development involving strategic planning for medium and longterm projects. Research & Development projects including 128bit architecture compatibility with the Windows 8 kernel and Windows 9 project plan. Forming relationships with major partners: Intel, AMD, HP, and IBM.

Robert Morgan is working to get IA-128 working backwards with full binary compatibility on the existing IA-64 instructions in the hardware simulation to work for Windows 8 and definitely Windows 9.

Windows 7 has a 64bit option, but the majority of PC’s use Windows XP which is only 32bit and can only access 4GB of RAM. With many people installing Windows 7 for gaming they want more and more RAM and so they install a 64bit operating system, but I cannot understand why you would need a 128bit operating system. 64Bit supports 17 Trillion Gigabytes of RAM. That is plenty of RAM to load your games. And MS are better sorting out security and stability issues on the current platforms before bringing out another one. There are apparently 256 Bit CPU’s but all consumer CPU’s are either 32 or 64bit. The 4 Petabyte limit is not really an issue right now anyway, unless you want a computer that spans Hyperspace or something, then you might go 1024bits.

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