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Re: AMD related

On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 10:28:52AM +0200, Allan Sandfeld Jensen wrote:
> On Sunday 30 September 2001 18:59, Jeffrin Jose T. wrote:
> >  So does it mean that all x86 instructions will work with AMD Duron ?
> That is Intel FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt)
>  Duron IS a x86 instruction just as Pentium III and IV is, no more, no less!!
>  Pentium IV has som extensions that a not pure x86, and duron/athlon does not 
> support those, but since PII doesnt either that does not make Duron any less 
> an x86 processors..
> AMD is just as compatible as Intel processors!! Not stop the f...ing FUD!!

I don't think it's as simple as that. What is "pure x86" any more?

There was the plain old 486 instruction set. Intel added some Pentium
extensions. Intel added MMX. AMD, Cyrix etc added MMX. AMD added 3D Now!
I don't know if those original Pentium extensions ever made it into
the others. So what's standard any more?

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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