eWeek reports that Intel’s Pat Gelsinger, chief technology officer at the chip maker, said that 64-bit computing won’t be needed on desktop PCs for several more years. “In terms of the general market need, you don’t need it for several more years,” Gelsinger said, specifying that he envisioned Intel bringing the technology to market around 2006 or 2007. Gelsinger’s remarks came in a day devoted to the discussion of Intel’s research technologies before the company’s Intel Developer Forum in San Jose, California. Apple’s new Power Mac G5 is the world’s first personal computer with a 64-bit processor.