Re: Media Blitz...

Zuschlag, Fred N. (694047@swfmail.swflant.lmsc.lockheed.com)
Tue, 15 Apr 97 15:11:00 PDT


>Carl> Is
>Carl> this due to the code being primarily for the intel architecture?

>Sorta. The code for Intel processors is almost completely assembly,
>hand-optimized for each processor (486, P5, P6). All other clients
>that have been released so far are written in C, and use -O3
>optimization during compilation. (Certainly the compiler optimization
>speeds things up, but nothing like it will with hand-optimized
>assembler.)
>
>--
>Matt Curtin Chief Scientist Megasoft, Inc.
cmcurtin@research.megasoft.com

For those of us running Cyrix/IBM 6x86 W95 boxes, is the Intel optimized
code the best option?

Fred Zuschlag
fred.zuschlag@lmco.com