Cutting edge, 64-bit computer processors–such as the ones that fuel Apple’s G5 systems–are posed to transform computing, especially in the areas of gaming and DVD copying, according to the Detroit Press. “Apple and AMD are making the clear next step in computing,” Ralph Jenson, a FireVue Security Systems research fellow who has dabbled in 64-bit computing since the 1980s, says in the article. “We seem to keep filling up our machines with more and more activities, and the newest activities are more and more processor-intensive.” While no current home computer can use more than 4 GB for random-access memory (“a looming handicap for those performing memory-gobbling tasks such as video gaming and DVD authoring”) the memory ceiling “essentially vanishes” with 64-bit computing.