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Re: [SDL] Does SDL support MMX?

Subject: Re: [SDL] Does SDL support MMX?
From: Paul Duffy
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 20:22:34 +0000
On Fri, 2008-03-21 at 18:08 +0100, Gabriele Greco wrote:

> Anyway I'm not sure that SDL_Blit.c is the module called in the usual
> SDL_BlitSurface() operations, it's a fallback module that I think is
> used only for very basic ports, anyway the bytecopying memcpy it's
> scaring in a 32bit world soon to be 64 :)

One thought that occurs is that MMX support is not necessarily going to
be enough in the future. From what I understand Intel will be dropping
MMX upon the release of CPUs supporting SSE4.1 so any support for
integer SIMD is going to have to be SSE2 at a minimum.

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