[rescue] Advice on Octanes

Kurt Huhn kurt at k-huhn.com
Tue Sep 23 20:15:16 CDT 2003

On Tue, 23 Sep 2003 18:03:11 -0700 (PDT)
Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez wrote:
> > > Newer Athlon and Xeon chipsets allow for switched approaches.
> > >
> >
> > I wasn't aware of this.  I find it difficult to fathom though, how
> > is it implemented?
> You would be suprissed to know that there is little difference between
> XIO and AGP :). So you have had a switched port in your FeeCee for a
> long time.

That I knew, but I thought you were saying that the entire architecture
was starting to support switching.  I was becoming confused, because I'm
sure the various PC makers would have started blasting this from every
rooftop - and I've heard nothing.

Actually I have no AGP around here.  I did, but it didn't do me any
good, so I traded that PC for an O2.  Then I bought a Playstation2.  I'm
much happier now.

> I view those units more as SIMD rather than vectors :)... but I guess
> vector processing sounds far more sexy for Apple.

Marketing-speak has snagged me.  Either way....

Kurt              "You're all bastards! MTV sucks! We hates you all!"
kurt at k-huhn.com                                -- Gollum 

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