Altivec vs. VMX vs. Velocity Engine

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Freg3000, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

    Freg3000

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    #1
    Ok, here is the question. Of these three names, why do we most always use the Motorola name? Is there any specific reason?
     
  2. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    Altivec is Motorolas name and the velocity engine is apple's own name for it. Apple used it because it has a more market appeal and so on, it just sounds important.
     
  3. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    When is VMX even used?

    Altivec is what people remember, and it is shorter the velocity whichout the 'engine' part of the name.

    :p
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    VMX is the official name within the architecture: Vector Multimedia Extensions or something like that. It's what was out there before any witty marketing people got involved.
     

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