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AMD will support SSE2

AMD will support SSE2

The latest multimedia instruction set from Intel will also be supported by processors from AMD in the future. SSE2 is probably more widespread than AMD's counterpart '3D Now!', Which has been supported since the K6-2 processors.

The successor to Intel's ISSE, or later just SSE, will probably be found in AMD processors in 2003. This ends the fight that began in 1996 with Intel's MMX. This first SIMD unit, a unit that can do several things at the same time with just one command, could only process whole numbers. The multimedia command set 3DNow! could handle floating point numbers, but was also incompatible with MMX. Like ISSE from Intel, this unit is practically not used. Since SSE2 is automatically implemented by new compilers, the programmer saves quite a bit of time. AMD will also build SSE2 into its own processors if it is widespread enough. Unlike the 'Hammer', the successor to the Athlon XP, the Thoroughbred, will not be able to handle SSE2 yet.