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MMX Technology Extension to the Intel Architecture
August 1996 (vol. 16 no. 4)
pp. 42-50
The MMX TM Technology extension to the Intel Architecture is designed to accelerate multimedia and communications software running on Intel Architecture processors. The technology introduces new data types and instructions that implement a SIMD architecture model and is defined in a way that maintains full compatibility with all existing Intel Architecture processors, operating systems, and applications. MMX technology on average delivers 1.5 to 2 times performance gains for multimedia and communications applications in comparison to running on the same processor but without using MMX technology. This extension is the most significant addition to the Intel Architecture since the Intel I386 and will be implemented on proliferations of the Pentium processor family and also appear on future Intel Architecture processors.
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Multimedia, Intel Architecture, MMX, MMX technology, SIMD
Alex Peleg, Uri Weiser, "MMX Technology Extension to the Intel Architecture," IEEE Micro, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 42-50, Aug. 1996, doi:10.1109/40.526924
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