Velocity Engine & Intel

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  1. IEatApples macrumors 6502a

    IEatApples

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    #1
    I'm just wondering what will happen to the Velocity Engine when Apple start using Intel chips?
    I don't know much about Intel or PC architecture, so does anyone have an idé about what will happen to the Velocity Engine :confused:
    And how will it work with a dual core?
     
  2. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Velocity Engine will go bye, bye - it is found only on PowerPC chips (G4 & G5).
     
  3. IEatApples thread starter macrumors 6502a

    IEatApples

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    Will there be a replacement?
    Is this already available?
    How will this affect the speed?
     
  4. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Intel have SSE1/2/3 which is kind of the same. In PC apps, using SSE can speed up some type of apps by a big amount, so the lack of AltiVec/Velocity Engine might not be such as big deal (in terms of speed).
     

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