backtop


Print 24 comment(s) - last by dgingeri.. on Feb 15 at 3:47 PM

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. 



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

By Questar on 2/15/2006 10:31:09 AM , Rating: 2
Really? Please link to a current game or application that has support for 3Dnow.

I don't know what a "command set" is. SMID extensions are cpu instructions. Yeah, I'm nit-picking.

Anyway, the reason why it bombed? It was very slow. Why was it slow? Because the intructions are 2 operand, which makes them half as fast as SSE, which is 4 operand.

This above was posted by the LAME developers on why they don't support 3Dnow. You can look it up an hydrogen audio if you wish.



"Death Is Very Likely The Single Best Invention Of Life" -- Steve Jobs

Related Articles













botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki