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Old 10th April 2007 | Show parent
Gear Maniac

there is no such thing as a 64 bit float

Originally Posted by Justin Frankel View Post
For the purposes of this post I'll compare 64 bit floating point with 32 bit floating point. Integer samples have their own advantages and disadvantages compared to floating point.
small problem justin ... there are no 64 bit floats on any processor architecture in wide use today. there are 80 bit double precision floats, and there are 32 bit single precision floats. both formats are available on 32 and 64 bit processors.