[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Processor Generation++

RedShift redshift at pandora.be
Mon Mar 17 09:58:48 EDT 2008

Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> Am Montag, 17. März 2008 10:11:15 schrieb Tobias Powalowski:
>> My opinion on this, why to desupport something which might be still used,
>> also we all know that x86_64 is the future and therefore i don't think the
>> benefit is worth the trouble.
> In addition to this MMX would not really boost anything. SSE would be much 
> superior. And further more: You would only notice such improvements on heavy 
> multimedia encoding stuff and such things you would not do on an 10 years old 
> computer.

You could say the same thing between using march=i386 vs. march=i686.
I'm for this idea, and I would even suggest bumping from i686 to
pentium3. But not any further than that, because I'm still using an
ArchLinux install on my Pentium 3 500 Mhz testbox...


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