May 2, 1998: You Call It Altivec, I Call It Velocity Engine

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    I always liked the name "Velocity Engine". I don't know why. Just do.
     
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    yeah, it sounds like it has a turbo jet fitted to them. Its a shame really that the G5's are crap in laptops. although, the intels do whip them performance per watt.
     
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    And performance in general. Conroe is great and the new instruction set (SSE4) is supposed to be quite efficient, approaching Altivec or whatever.
     
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    I prefer Altivec as a name. Although I think we can all agree both are much better than SSE and VMX.
     

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