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Old 10th April 2007 | Show parent
Gear Nut
Originally Posted by dawhead View Post
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.

Actually 80 bit floats are usually "long doubles"... the x86 FPU apparently internally uses an 80 bit format, but can load/store 32/64 bit floats as well..

As far as other architectures that support 64 bit floats, I know PPC does too...