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News SSE5 instruction set coming in 2009

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 31 Aug 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    what about Intel?

    if one is buying a computer now, choose RD670 or X38?? (had my eye on q6600 for a while now, and i want to upgrade to a native Intel quad later, are LGA775 still used by then? )
     
  3. Ramble

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    Interesting.
    Lets hope this is not another 3DNow!
     
  4. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    x86? Why not x64?
     
  5. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Because x86 is the architecture. x64 is just 64 bit x86.
    x86-x64

    Now can people stop refering to x86 as 32 bit, it started out as 16 bit
    The reason for it being called x86 is because of the 8086 being the first of the line then the 286 the 386 etc.
     
  6. fri2219

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    That's great! Now my spreadsheets, word processing, web surfing, and IDE Editor will really fly. I can't wait to see what it will do for the n-tier programming and security analysis I do.:rolleyes:


    Sarcasm aside, does it seem like AMD has been in the habit of announcing things, while Intel just gets things done? I really worry about AMD providing good competition, especially since they seem to be distracted by their ATI acquisition.
     
  7. jakenbake

    jakenbake full duplex

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    hahaha, so true, i'm still laughing. honestly though, if you know what SSE even is, then you're going to know its not going to do anything amazing for computer and it certainly won't make me want to buy an AMD over an Intel...
     
  8. DarkLord7854

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    Ah, my bad, just thought it was that due to how Vista has x86 and x64 editions, so I figured x86 meant 32bit only :p
     
  9. Ramble

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    You might as well assume x86 is 32 bit architecture only because x86-16 is yonks old and hasn't been updated in ages. Plus, no-one uses the thing.
     
  10. completemadness

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    and they only call it x64 beacause its easier then saying x86-64 :p
    computer people are lazy :D
     
  11. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Good news. But now we have to wait for the rest of the world to figure out what SSE extensions are for.
     
  12. wewe

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    lol, it makes no difference to the rest of us, it's about time they lauched a solid competitor to the c2d line...
     
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