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altivec & macbooks

January 14, 2006 | 11:56 am

I don’t want to add a quote over all the late ones on this new apple release(though some were very
funny), but I guess the arrival of intel chips on macs means we’ll have to say goodbye to all
altivec-based externals such as softVNS or altiverb~ which are realy efficient, and THAT’S NOT
COOL!

please tell me that I m wrong!

//yac

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January 14, 2006 | 12:08 pm

hi yacine,

guy told me that david rokeby is already working on an intelport of
softvns, which will undoubtedly be very efficient, yuv will still be
faster then rgb.
maybe even new features.
besides, the new intel chips are fast enough to compensate i think.
i guess al ppc externals will have to be ported/recompiled, so…

see you around : )

junior


January 15, 2006 | 10:27 am

Furthermore, Intel chips have their own vector math libraries called
SSE. Interested developers can use this stuff, or the Accelerate
Framework, and get similar benefits from Intel as Altivec yielded
from PPC, at least according to Apple’s PR. Read about it here:
http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Performance/Concept ual/
Accelerate_sse_migration/index.html

jb


January 15, 2006 | 10:48 am

Furthermore, Intel chips have their own vector math libraries called
SSE. Interested developers can use this stuff, or the Accelerate
Framework, and get similar benefits from Intel as Altivec yielded
from PPC, at least according to Apple’s PR. Read about it here:
http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Performance/Concept ual/
Accelerate_sse_migration/index.html

jb


January 15, 2006 | 10:53 am

Furthermore, Intel chips have their own vector math libraries called
SSE. Interested developers can use this stuff, or the Accelerate
Framework, and get similar benefits from Intel as Altivec yielded
from PPC, at least according to Apple’s PR. Read about it here:
http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Performance/Concept ual/
Accelerate_sse_migration/index.html

jb


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