64-bit Discord

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  • Hamtaro

    If it helps to make my CPU usage lower. I am down for it.

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  • Pimpsik

    Yeah pls...

    it takes so much meomory!

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  • Kid Krule

    @willemavjc you understand right. Yes, it's technically possible for Discord to ship a 64 bit Windows client. However, I can't tell you why they don't. For instance, the MacOS version of Discord only ships as 64 bit (because latest versions of Electron for Mac only support 64 bit as per recommended / enforced by Apple which is dropping support for 32 bit apps altogether).

     

    A theory (worth what it's worth) is that they chose to only ship one "universal" Windows app for simplicity's sake: less builds, less tests, less potential problems thus saving time & money. Another one could be that they are relying on 3rd party libraries (additional software incapsulated within the app) that aren't compiled for 64 bit Windows. Finally, another reason, could be that they just think the app wouldn't benefit from being compiled against 64 bit systems and thus don't even bother (that's the less-likely theory for me).

     

    As you can see, I don't really have a clue as to why they don't offer 64 bit Windows clients but I do support this thread suggesting that they do in the future :)

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  • Dynamical

    If nothing was stopping Discord from releasing a 64-bit version, I don't understand why they don't. Discord is a newly built app and is mainly designed for gamers. I doubt anyone these days actually run 32-bit operating systems, especially gamers.

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  • Kid Krule

    Discord's desktop client isn't built on React Native. The iOS app is. And React Native for iOS only supports 64 bits. The desktop app runs in Electron which ships 64 bits versions.

    The more you know ...

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  • Developer Alpha

    64 BITS

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  • willemavjc

    @Kid Krule So if I understand you right, the regular Windows desktop version proposed for downloading on the Discord website is 32 bits but could be 64 bits because it could be based on Electron 64 bits versions. But why do they not use Electron 64 bits versions then?

    (From my Task Manager, I can see several 32 bits processes so I assume the Electron version shipped is 32 bits.)

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  • ebermoabs1001

    yes pls my cpu is going to be happy

     

     

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  • Big Flubba

    I can completely agree to this and I will back this up tremendously. Discord calls (voice only with noise suppression and additional enhancements turned off) will cause my CPU of hover around the 10-15% mark. My laptop idles at 5% btw. My current CPU for my laptop is a Intel i7-4600M. To summarise it my CPU only has 2 cores 4 threads and is 64 bit. I am aware that is not sufficient for modern day tasks but it is all that I have. I am a gamer and do play modern games even esport games on that laptop (for the GPU I have the integrated GPU on the CPU Intel HD Graphics 4600). In some titles I am bottlenecked CPU wise and in some cases I have purposely completely closed Discord and use the aweful in-game voice chat for the extra 10 FPS (trust me I need it a constant 25 FPS (on a good day) is bot enough to be competitive). I only have 8GB of ram in my laptop aswell. Even if 64 bit gets integrated into Discord with even little improvements overall, any increase in performance and less consumption of my resources is needed even if it is small.

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  • Dr3amNightmare

    It's not going to fix memory problems most likely, not unless React Native does some magic in converting to 64 bit. But what it does provide is a faster binary, and for MacOS users, the ability to actually use Discord when 10.15 comes out (That update is supposed to say goodbye to 64 bit for good). The time is fast approaching and if Disc doesn't act soon, they could lose some users to incompatibility

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  • Mana

    Microsoft probably no longer supports 32-bit versions of Windows, so why is this still 32-bit unless it's meant for those? People who really insist on using it on such old systems can still use the web app without problems, can't they?

    64-bit brings far more to the table than just greater memory access after all, despite it being the biggest counterargument (it's NOT the only thing it does). Notably codecs for compressing and decompressing video and audio work better, and look what Discord mostly does, voice calls! Seriously, I don't know how else you manage to use a constant 20% CPU on a voice call and 50-90% when streaming in horrifyingly low quality.

    And I seriously doubt you are going to have significant number of users who fail to know if they have 32 bit or 64 bit OS, especially among gamers.

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  • georgewtf

    Better yet, make it not run on electron.js

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  • OberHonscho

    I want a 64bit version of this APP... NOW!!! tell the PM to get off their asses and prioritize the story

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  • j0KZ

    WE NEED THIS NOW!! PLEASE

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  • UbiquitousSwedishFish

    It's been years now and I have no idea why this isn't a thing yet. Please discord devs, make it happen

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  • BenZooFkw

    Yes give us an 64-bit Version ! PLEASE !!!

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  • TheGrimSilence

    Electron is only for Desktop applications. It's built on chromium and developed by GitHub. React Native is only for Android and iOS, while it's desktop counterpart is simply React DOM.

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  • lord_doominicYT

    it took me a while to realize, my discord was 32 bit. me has 64 bit computer. this would be useful

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  • Dynamical

    > Better yet, make it not run on electron.js

    If Discord can't be bothered making it 64-bit, I doubt they will even consider using a different API for their desktop apps, as now they will have 4 builds of Discord (I think), Web, Desktop, iOS and Android.

    Sure, they could use something like Avalonia, which in theory could combine the Desktop and Mobile apps into one, and be faster and more efficient than the current versions. But this will be a lot of work for them.

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  • Carlos Magno

    quando vão libera a versão do Discord Para 64 bits?

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  • BootN/bootn.ff

    Eu concordo com isso pois com meu sistema é de 64 bits o discord fica lento no meu computador.

     

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  • finncrack00

    donde lo puedo descargar el discord de 64 bits

     

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  • MattBDev

    I'm strongly in favor of this. The improvements in CPU usage and the small improvement of memory management would be awesome. Right now, discord is using 3% of my CPU in the background but I am sure it would be able to use even less if it were a 64-bit application. 

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  • Vasco

    Esta merda e assim, vao por o discord de 64 bits JÁ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Hex1dis

    +1

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  • Audi81

    Hell yes! That should've happened years ago... 32-bit is soon to become a past relic and they're just holding it back.

    Also it'd help have it run on a certain legacy operating system 👀

     

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  • PriZii

    If any one has discord 64 bit dm me pls

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  • TechGuy

    Years later and still no 64 bit for windows? Come on y'all...

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  • pchc_lx

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  • LucasSardant

    This thread really shows people have no idea about what they are talking about...

    1) Memory consumption of 64b programs is usually higher (although very slightly).

    2) Switching from 32b to 64b will not solve bugs.

    3) If Windows (note that I just talk about windows here) is 64 bits, it does not mean it can't run 32 bits program. No one is even thinking about abandoning 32 bits support (your processor still supports and has a 16 bits mode as of today).

    4) Although switching to 64b can improve performances, it is not always true. The code has to be optimized to take advantage of 64b. A lot of libs that discord uses might not take that advantage and even might not be available in 64b binaries.

    Is discord using more than 4GB of ram? No, so there is no need to extend the addressing space (which is what 64 does) to allow discord to use 17179869184GB (theoretically, as usually processor only allow less than 64 bits of addressing space, 52 is what is used on AMD64 arch).

    Now if we talk about PORTING discord to another ARCHITECTURE (like ARM) then I am all for it. But the debate on 32b vs 64b is useless.

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