[RC5] anyone had a look at the AltiVec stuff for PPC?

lunaslide lunaslide at pacbell.net
Sat May 16 20:10:51 EDT 1998


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At 02:32 AM 5/17/98 +1000, you wrote:
>I think it will be worth while to hand tune the PPC version of the core for
>AltiVec when the CPU is released later this year. I'd love to see the
>performance on that thing. 

The CPU extentions do sound great, but IBM and Motorola seem to be at odds
about the extentions (IBM has said it won't fabricate a chip with them),
and Apple has made no comment yet on them.  I'm not knocking the idea, I'm
just saying that the AltiVec might be vapor(hard)ware.


                                                                  
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