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Internal Intel documents reveal that SSE4 is on the way and will be here with Conroe

Several internal memos and roadmaps from Intel confirmed what many of us already suspected: Intel's Conroe (and Merom) will feature SSE4.  The next generation SSE instructions were listed as part of the the platforms "Significant Video Enhancements" built into the upcoming Intel platforms.  

Among the other video enhancements listed included Clear Video Technology (CVT) -- Intel's attempted answer to ATI Avivo -- and UDI support.  Both of these technologies seem dependant on the 965 core logic and not necessarily the CPU.  Other Intel corporate roadmaps have defined CVT as:

Intel Clear Video Technology supporting advanced decoding, post-processing capabilities and enhanced 3D

The Conroe platform and most of its features have not been disclosed yet.  Intel is expected to announce the Conroe architecture name at the Intel Developer Forum on March 7th. 



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By Hulk on 2/14/2006 4:36:29 PM , Rating: 2
Then AMD followed with 3DNow!


By meson2000 on 2/14/2006 5:59:08 PM , Rating: 2
But MMX was just for integer instructions. 3DNow was first for floating point instructions.


By SexyK on 2/14/2006 9:53:26 PM , Rating: 2
lol, yeah, forgot to mention that AMD needed 3dnow! because the native floating point on the K6 chips was miserably slow. Any software that didnt support 3dnow! and relied on floating point ops was painfully slow on the AMD chips of the era.


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