[PD] Re: [PD-dev] [GEM] Further CVS changes
ck at mamalala.de
Thu Jan 30 20:53:24 CET 2003
hi chris and all,
Am Donnerstag, 30. Januar 2003 20:36 schrieb chris clepper:
> It is possible to do a runtime architecture
> check for Altivec, is it possible for MMX?
yes, you can retrieve those flags. they will tell you what cpu and what
extensions, like mmx or 3d-now. look at the startup code from my video stuff.
i can also post it here when needed.
there is a "lib" that lets you include mmx as c-functions in your code for
gcc, its kust an include file with defines for the opcodes and register
types. afaik, that is available for sse as well. guess its called mmxlib or
the like, but im not sure for now.
sse is not mmx ! sse contains a lot more functions to apply on much wider
registers. compared to sse (or sse2) mmx looks like a nice toy ;)
also sse lets you use floating point ops as well in sse registers, whereas
mmx doesnt. in fact, you have to instruct the cpu that youre not going to use
any more mmx code so it can use floating point now (mmx shares the fp
mmx is of course the "common sense" of acceleration on x86 style systems.
otoh, if you have a sse(2) cpu, it will do mmx as well.
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