Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 20:32 UTC
General Development Here's something you probably don't know, but really should - especially if you're a programmer, and especially especially if you're using Intel's compiler. It's a fact that's not widely known, but Intel's compiler deliberately and knowingly cripples performance for non-Intel (AMD/VIA) processors.
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CPUID flags
by bhtooefr on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 21:01 UTC
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Would it be illegal for AMD and VIA to just put "GenuineIntel" in the CPUID, and use another field for AuthenticAMD and CentaurHauls?

I look at it as comparable to Internet Explorer putting "Mozilla/x.x (compatible; MSIE x.x)" as the User-Agent. (Or Opera's "Mozilla/x.x (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Opera x.x)" user-agent from a few years back.)

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