It’s a risky step but one to take, since most utilities are already in 64-bit and continuing to support 32-bit systems is very expensive and unnecessary.
Its new architecture, as mentioned, is based on focusing only on 64-bit systems, that would be your idea, and therefore it will not have compatibility or support for systems with less.
32-bit no longer supports more than 4 GB of memory, which is ridiculous right now to think that your computer or system won’t hold more in the future.
Today it is already difficult to see computers using less than 64-bit, since there are operating systems such as Windows 11 that do not allow this. However, Intel has continued to make them compatible in case the user needs them. From now on it will be the other way around. No matter what operating system we use, if we have the new Intel x86s, we will not be able to run it unless we use at least 64 bits.
It’s well thought out because if Windows 11 doesn’t allow it, then future versions won’t go backwards either, so all new PCs that are sold will be in the latest version, i.e. include something the user won’t be able to use is bullshit and an extra cost .
But this will not only focus on costs or negligence but also on efficiency for the user, where New models will have a higher speed Because of not having to page previous settings during boot up. It probably takes milliseconds, but hey, every improvement counts.
Intel is trying to convince us of these improvements with some points that are detailed by the benefits of the new architecture. They will be next.
- Using the simplified 64-bit hashing model to support 32-bit application hashing, matching what is already used by modern operating systems.
- Removed loops 1 and 2 (which modern software does not use) and deprecated hashing features such as gates.
- Eliminate 16-bit addressing.
- Ring 3 I/O port access support has been removed.
- The chain port I/O, which supported an older CPU-based I/O model, was removed.
- Restricting local interrupt handler (APIC) usage to X2APIC and removing support for the old 8259.
- Remove some unused operating system mode bits.
Given this, we are sure that AMD will not take long to judge and copy the strategy of its competitor, since they are all advantages as well.
In short, the era of less than 64-bit is a thing of the past, starting today we will see more modern and faster systems based on new features that make us leap forward into a fully technological future.