Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:06 UTC
Apple "Today Apple announced the MacBook Pro. It has quite a few changes compared to the previous PowerBook. For one, it uses an Intel Core Duo (formally known as Yonah) chip. This is a dual core processor and no, unlike what Steve Jobs stated, this does not have two processors. This will help a lot with responsiveness. I've been dreaming of a dual core laptop for quite a while. However, the realization of my dream coupled with the changes seen makes me cry", writes Unsanity. UPDATE: Windows XP won't run on the new Intel Macs because of EFI. Vista is supposed to work though.
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Re: His video test
by SodaAnt on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:44 UTC
SodaAnt
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2005-11-15

As with every architecture transition, it will take some years to take full advantage of the new CPU's special instruction set.

The real problem happens when the period between major architecture changes is shorter than the period it takes to support all of the features of the old architecture.

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RE: Re: His video test
by Eugenia on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:47 in reply to "Re: His video test"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

This doesn't happen because -- in general-- new CPUs are instruction compatible with the older ones. Apple does not have to support the latest supa-dupa instruction set, even SSE2/3 would be good enough to get the kind of advantage Altivec has on G4s.

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