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MMX TECHNOLOGY

Technical Overview of MMX™ Technology
Intel's MMX technology is designed to accelerate multimedia and communications applications. The technology includes new instructions and data types that allow applications to achieve a new level of performance. It exploits the parallelism inherent in many multimedia and communications algorithms, yet maintains full compatibility with existing operating systems and applications.

MMX Technology Developers Guide
Intel's MMX technology is an extension to the Intel Architecture (IA) instruction set. The technology uses a single instruction, multiple data (SIMD) technique to speedup multimedia and communications software by processing multiple data elements in parallel. The MMX instruction set adds 57 new opcodes and a new 64-bit quadword data type.

Programmers Reference Manual
The volume and complexity of data processed by today's personal computer are increasing exponentially, placing incredible demands on the microprocessor. New communications, games and "edutainment" applications feature video, 3D graphics, animation, audio and virtual reality, all of which demand ever increasing levels of performance.

Intel's MMX technology is designed to accelerate multimedia and communications applications. The technology includes new instructions and data types that allow applications to achieve a new level of performance. It exploits the parallelism inherent in many multimedia and communications algorithms, yet maintains full compatibility with existing operating systems and applications.


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