[FFmpeg-devel] libavutil simd

Guillaume POIRIER poirierg
Tue Oct 2 09:55:55 CEST 2007


On 10/2/07, Nigel Pearson <nigel at ind.tansu.com.au> wrote:

> ...
> > your test is backwards. You should assume altivec
> > is available unless one of a fixed set of pre-altivec cpu types is
> > detected. The number of cpu models without altivec is already
> > fixed/finite. The number of cpu models with altivec is unlimited since
> > all future ones will have it.
> Moot, because I suspect that Apple
> will only ship Intels from now on?

Well, Freescale still ships and creates new PPC chips w/ and w/o Altivec.

Also, IBM POWER CPUs have only recently had an Altivec unit (since POWER6)

Ok, this is getting slightly off topic :-(

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