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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 Plasmoid on 2/14/2006 8:55:32 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah it seems like programs compiled before the E revision AMD cores dont use the SSE3 fully on them. On newer programs though it seems both Intel and AMD chips get decent speed boost in specialised areas.

3dNow was a great instruction set for Athlon XP's
It took a long time to take off but when the K6 started to come to an end of its life 3dNow took off in in encoders and some games because it gave genuine speed boosts (not like MMX, and a lot more then SSE)


By Questar on 2/15/2006 2:17:35 PM , Rating: 2
You are mistaken that 3Dnow was faster that SSE.

See my post above.


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