Is it faster running 64-bit Office 2010 than the 32-bit version on a 64-bit Windows 7?
Posted on 2011-05-08
i have read some discussions on comparing the 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Office 2010, as well as the official statements and Technet blogs giving the differences and recommendations on installing a right version of Office 2010. the biggest concerns are for 32-bit compatibility and large Excel and/or Project files, it seems no discussions on performance comparison.
is the 64-bit version faster, actually??
technically, all 32-bit applications run on WOW64, a compatibility layer translating between 32-bit and 64-bit calls, therefore theoretically there must be an extra load for running 32-bit applications on 64-bit Windows. right?