[HARDWARE] K6-2

Matthew Toseland Matthew.Toseland at btinternet.com
Thu Sep 3 18:13:42 EDT 1998


On Wed, 02 Sep 1998, Zor Prime wrote:
>Does anyone know if there are plans for a K6-2 optimised client?
>Sitting here running one, wanting to know.
>
>Surely someone can get a few tweaks out of the 3DNow! instructions?

No.

3DNow! accelerates single-precision floating point - neither RC5 nor DES uses
any floating point, and even SETI and GIMPS probably use double precision...

BTW, still waiting for non-Intel MMX accelerated code - surely AMD's MMX
hardware is as fast as Intel's (they licensed it !) - and Cyrix's is supposed
to be good despite (because?) of it being original.
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