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Re: RFC: Optimizing for 386



On Wed, Jan 19, 2005 at 10:26:51AM -0600, Joseph D. Wagner wrote:
> > They're optimized for pentium4, but use the i386 instruction set.
> 
> There are instructions which have come out since the 386, like MMX, that could improve the performance of programs.  In this case, graphics programs.  Why should my graphics programs suffer because some fool is running a 20 year old computer?

MMX using apps all check for MMX v 3Dnow v SSE already and have too. The
instructions in question are not compiler generated as they are specialist

> If that many people are crying for it, maybe it should be done.

Lots of people thought the earth was flat and cried for the death of those
who disagred too


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