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Multimedia instructions

Multimedia instructions

Posted Feb 28, 2009 9:29 UTC (Sat) by nlucas (subscriber, #33793)
In reply to: Multimedia instructions by vonbrand
Parent article: CrunchBang Linux 8.10

Sure, but alpha blending is just that.

By the nature of the RISC architecture, a lot of simple vector operations coded by hand would always outperform the same thing on earlier x86 CPUs, like the first Pentium.

I suppose there are more complex multimedia cases where it makes sense to have dedicated instructions equivalent to SSE on RISC machines.

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