altivec & macbooks


    Jan 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

    • Jan 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
    • Jan 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
    • Jan 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