What is 64 Bit Processing?

64 bit processing is what makes the newer computers faster. In computer terms, a word length is the amount of data a processor can use in a single operation. A 64 bit processor can handle a 64 bit (8 bytes) word length per operation making it 8 times faster than the 8 bit ones. The speed of the processor refers to how many times per second a single operation can be performed.