Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 365 from 2003/3/28
Btw, does the A2 have AltiVec/VMX?
Don't know but they could always add it.Quote:
> why on earth would you want such DP power in a console?
Probably for the same reasons Cell's PPE and Xenon's core also have this DP power per clock and core
IIRC the PPE could do 2 Double Precision instructions per cycle. According to these numbers this core can do 7! The only PPC I know of that can do that is POWER7 (it can do 8 actually).
IIRC some of the PPCs used by Nintendo are standard parts with enhanced vector units.
I wonder could this be something like a set of A2s with a POWER7 style vector units bolted on the side. That makes a lot more sense.