x32 ABI: only real facts and results will tell
I followed the x32 discussions for quite a while.
Originally Posted by energyman
While there are some heavy lifters, which can utilize the 64bit width: There were several reports showing, that many applications don't really benefit from the larger registers, in contrary.
However, most application benefits from the enhanced instruction set. Which finally lead to the x32 ABI.
I want the most power out of my hardware.
If I can rarely benefit from 64bit width, I would prefer a better solution. That might be the x32 ABI.
However, before I am able to make a real bold statement, I would like to see some results of optimized* x32 versions.
*that might not be the case with the first interation available!
we need some x32 to compare
Originally Posted by Linuxhippy
So, what we really need, is some x32 systems and apps to run and compare!