Differences in 32bit And 64bit Processors on Smartphones

32bit and 64bit in smartphones

What a difference 32 bit and 64 bit OS Smartphone? What is the effect on performance of the smartphone? Well, to answer that question, let us consider the following review. Both do have the same function, but that the difference is very clear is the effect on the performance of a device.

32bit and 64bit in smartphones
System On A Chip

64-bit Technology on Smartphones
Technology 64-bit processors is not new. Processors with 64-bit architecture on the computer has long been available on Windows operating systems, Linux and OS X. The processor industry has been familiar with the chip 32 bit and 64 bit is first used for computers. 32 bit has been around since the 1990s with the support of Intel and AMD, whereas 64 bit has been around since 1961 when IBM makes IBM 7030 Stretch supercomputer and only used by home computers in the era of the 2000s. The most fundamental difference between 32 bit and 64 bit is the speed of the operation or performance of the device. Also in the realm of memory, 32 bits can only support a maximum of up to 4GB of memory while the 64 bit more than that. AMD Athlon64 64-bit processor is the first to be released in 2003. Since then, a lot of 64-bit processors are present and continues to the operating system with 64-bit architecture.

In smatphone, the technology is only used in 2013 and then, in which the iPhone 5s become the first smartphone that uses a 64-bit processor. A year later, Google announced that Android 5.0 Lollipop also supports devices that have a 64-bit architecture and the new version until now Android 6.0. Until arriving in 2015, at the International Consumer Electronic Show (CES), the vast majority of smartphones that were introduced have been using 64-bit processors.

Bit Theoretically
In a computing system device, the number of bits in the processor indicates that the size and capacity of data streamed from the register.

What is The Register?
Register a small amount of memory device that works with a very high speed which is used to make the execution of programs by providing rapid access to values that are commonly used. Processor registers is used to perform a variety of operations on the system device.

32bit and 64bit in smartphones
Mediatek Processor

32-bit or 64-bit?
The memory capacity is one of the main factors why the 64-bit technology is developed. Because the 32-bit processors support only memory with a maximum capacity of up to 4 GB.

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This can occur in accordance with the calculation 2 ^ 32 is equal to 4.2 billion bytes, equivalent to 4 GB. While the 64-bit processor, theoretically with the same calculation 2 ^ 64 is equal to 16 exabytes, equivalent to 16 billion Gigabyte (GB 16M). Although it can not be perceived directly, 64-bit processor performance is much better than 32-bit processors. For example, a processor needs computational value of 128 bits. With a 32-bit processor, the processor will be completed in two rounds. While the 64-bit processor, the process can be completed with just one round, because the 64-bit processor can accommodate 256 computational value.

Advantages of 64-bit processors from the application side is able to run applications created with 32-bit architecture and 64-bit itself. As with the 32-bit processors can only run applications or software 32-bit only. Moreover, given the 64-bit architecture supports large memory, then the future of smartphones that use these processors can run applications that require a large memory capacity.

What is The Effect on Performance of The Smartphone?
64-bit processors do support the large RAM capacity. However, the capacity can only be enjoyed if you run or require applications that take up a lot of memory. And it is still a little bit, because the average mobile phone applications require a capacity of under 100 MB RAM (except game HD).

In addition, the average middle-class smartphone now has a RAM capacity of 2 GB to 3 GB and it is more than enough for everyday needs, such as opening a social media application or even gaming HD. The ability of 64-bit processors arguably can not be enjoyed directly. Therefore, the majority of mobile phone applications are still made with the 32-bit architecture to a 64-bit processor capability unused all. But luckily now some applications can support 32-bit and 64-bit as well. So, in a few months or years down the line will start a lot of mobile phone application that supports both architectures.

In addition, most applications are still made with the 32-bit architecture. Many applications do not require a 64-bit architecture capabilities, such as requiring more RAM capacity of 4 GB. In fact, sometimes 64-bit applications run slower than 32-bit, because the application must wear all the bit allocation possessed a 64-bit processor. Another issue is the 64-bit application usually has a size twice that of 32-bit applications.

Differences in 32bit And 64bit Processors on Smartphones
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