Register has an article verifying the 160+ instructions are Altivec compatible. Very good news.. I didn't see this talked about in the other threads.. and it's getting old reading people talk about the new 970 processor vs other chips... and what not.. so i started a new thread so all could see.
Register writer Andrew Orlowski notes"IBM's Peter Sandon disclosed technical details for IBM's PowerPC 970 processor in San Jose this morning and confirmed that the processor supports the AltiVec instruction set. "
-- not sure if he's speaking of apple's current desktops or pc desktops in general. I would assume the latter."The 970 smokes today's desktop competition in terms of raw number crunching."