Re: Any MMX optimizations in the works?

Berlin Family (bmdberlin@worldnet.att.net)
Sun, 25 May 1997 13:54:15 -0700


It gets better
The AMD K6 is faster at MMX than the Intel Processors.
Intel does 2 cycles per add, 3 per multiply
AMD does it in 1 cycle per add, 2 per multiply.
It's basically twice as fast at MMX.

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> From: techs@obfuscation.org
> To: deschall@gatekeeper.megasoft.com; rweems@hotmail.com
> Subject: Re: Any MMX optimizations in the works?
> Date: Sunday, May 25, 1997 10:24 AM
>
> actually, it gets better than that.. the MMX can do 8 parallel
> add/subtracts/compares at the same time. The latest Microsoft tools can
> probably build for these instructions, and there IS an intel released
> development environment, but to the best of my knowledge, gcc/gas don't
> have mmx support yet, so it would be a little tricky. (assuming
anyone's
> running something other than windows on their new MMX.)
>