Posts Tagged ‘Intel’

Intel AVX expected late 2010

Posted: April 13, 2010 in Apple
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Intel confirmed that its Sandy Bridge platform will be launched next fall : it will finally bring the AVX vector engine, similar to G4’s Altivec (that was launched in 1999…)

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Google Chrome OSX beta : Intel only

Posted: December 10, 2009 in Apple
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Google Chrome first official beta is now available on OSX, however only for Intel macs : there will probably never be a ppc port, since the best part of chrome (the javascript engine) is built for the intel instruction set, not the PPC instruction set. porting the javascript engine is a huge undertaking

It is really deceiving, as all G4 (and G5) would have been able to run Chrome : users reported it being even more optimized (memory and GPU usage) than Safari 4.