quote: Intel has essentially come up with every instruction set so far (SSE-SSE4) and AMD has usually been an instruction behind.
quote: why wont they eliminate the 16 bit and before backward compatibility in the processors?
quote: We probably need a 64-bit only version of Windows to be released before such a processor becomes market viable though.
quote: There just isn't that much of a transistor count penalty for supporting 32-bit to cause them to force the issue before then.
quote: Anyone who thinks Intel will use SSE5 is simply daydreaming. We all know what Monopolistic Intel is like.
quote: but as far as I know, since the K5, Intel has had inferior IPC performance
quote: Man even Intel was laughing at this announcement. They said it best when saying that they are happy with what their company was doing today.
quote: SSE4a, a subset of SSE4, will make an appearance on AMD's Barcelona architecture, set to debut on September 10th, 2007
quote: I think it's good there are a common set of standards
quote: If you copy something from another company, credit should go where credit is due, and Intel should be slapped for putting a different name on AMD's invention, even if it was their own implementation.
quote: I don't even see the reason why AMD even bothers. AMD instruction sets barely even get used. Even their 64 bit instruction sets barely get used and Intel supports those.
quote: This is how they made Intel sweat for a good 2 years, now it looks like it may come again sooner than we think.
quote: n fiscal year 2003, total spending on lotteries was almost $45 billion, or $155 for every man, woman, and child in the United States.
quote: Ayup, I sure won't deny it. AMD took the low road and extended IA-32 because it's what made Microsoft happy. I would group all other software vendors in there too, but they don't hold anywhere near the amount of leverage.
quote: It's a bit like Chevy releasing a Thunderbird2.