• Order of the Butterfly
    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.


    > 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.
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