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Re: [vox-tech] gcc 3.0


  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] gcc 3.0
  • From: Bill Broadley <bill@math.ucMAPSdavis.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2001 14:38:03 -0800
  • References: 20010303083046.C1846@dirac.org

One thing rolling around the newest gcc's is SSE support, which means
that the compiler replaces the mostly broken x87 FP stack with the SSE
instructions that allow more then one fp operation per cycle.

Apparently increases of 100-200% have been seen, pretty
cool stuff.

AMD has announced future athlons (palamino) will include SSE support.

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Bill


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