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No, it is an actual 64 bit system. There is a huge difference between a CPU that can run 64 bit code and just hasn't had any compiled for it and a CPU that will never be able to run 64 bit code.

As the RasPi foundation investigates this "over the next few months" there will inevitably be other people who release 64 bit builds for anyone who needs the extra oomph.

That was why I said "for now". You know it does take time to work out the kinks for a new SoC. No one has yet.

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