64 bit processors were designed for gaming purposes, for using 3D design programs, architectural programs and all the other programs that require more processing horsepower than the 32 bit. With HD becoming the new standard and everyday-use programs becoming more involved and multimedia friendly, the 64 bit processor is becoming more commonplace. Fortunately for gamers, several 64 bit processors are available on the market.
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Intel Xeon E5205
This 64 bit processor from Intel offers server class processing power with Intel's exclusive NetBurst Micro-Architecture. Designed as a dual core 1.86 GHz processor, this device allows multiple programs to be run or elaborate design and editing programs without skips or delays to be run. This processor can be purchased at most technology stores and is priced between $199 and $235.
Intel i7-975 Extreme Edition Bloomfield
If looking for a high powered processor capable of running virtually all of the latest programs and systems, the Intel i7-975 Extreme Edition is what is needed. This processing powerhouse is a 3.33 GHz quad core device with Intel Turbo Boos technology and Intel Hyper-Threading technology that are included to make multiple tasks fast and lag free. What's more, the i7-975 Extreme Edition comes with HD Boost technology, making editing video in HD a lag-free process. The Intel i7-975 Extreme Edition Bloomfield processor costs between $950 and $1,050.
AMD Athlon II 240 Regor
For a 64-bit processor without a high price tag, the Athlon II Regor is a good bargain. AMD Coolcore technology is designed to ensure low energy requirements, and AMD claims this processor runs on up to 50 percent less energy than other 64-bit processors in its class. Additionally, Virtualization technology has been added to smooth out graphics and to aid in running multiple operating systems. The AMD Athlon II 240 Regor dual core processor can be purchased from $55 to $70.
Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
For those in the market for high powered 64-bit computing on a laptop, the Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 processor is available. This 2.53 GHz processor supports 64-bit computing with a 6-megabyte cache allowing the computer to run Windows 7 x 64 and a whole range of other complex and elaborate programs. To reduce the heat and noise that usually plague the laptop user, the T9400 processor is designed to be thinner and cooler than its desktop counterparts. Perhaps best of all, this processor includes Intel Speed Step technology, which changes the clock speed of the processor in order to meet the demands of the running programs. The Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 processor can be purchased from $300 to $350.00.