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Old 20th April, 2006, 02:53 PM
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I very much doubt that this is a fair test.

OSX was originally designed to be used in conjunction with Altivec, which, in general use, is an extremely effective SIMD instruction set. Now that they have changed to Intel, they are reliant on the SSE/SSE2/SSE3 SIMD instruction set.

My question is, has the version of World Of Warcraft that is being used been optimised to use the SSEx instruction sets available on the macbook, is it designed to operate with Altivec, or is it designed to take advantage of neither.

Its one thing for OSX to be working on X86, but the programs that run on it, not only have to be compiled for it (or emulated with some loss), and then ther SIMD instruction used creates another question.
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