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From: Damian Yerrick <DONT DOT YOU DOT DAREd_yerrick AT hotmail DOT comSEND DOT SPAM>
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Subject: Re: AMD processors and assembly language
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Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 05:26:49 GMT
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On Sun, 12 Mar 2000 09:02:41 +0600 (LKT), Kalum Somaratna aka Grendel
<evilgrendel AT gmx DOT net> wrote:

>On 11 Mar 2000, Wilmer van der Gaast wrote:
>
>> On Sat, 11 Mar 2000 18:46:18 +0600 (LKT), Kalum Somaratna aka Grendel wrote:
>> > Certainly true. AFAIK My K7 athlon running at 500 mhz certainly thrashes
>> > any Wintel 500 mhz chip. Actually I bet that it even outperforms the
>> > Wintel 600 mhz chips even. And even better I can overclock the 500 up to
>> > 800 mhz IIRC..
>> > 
>> You might need a Kryotech cooling system to do that, I think...
>
>Yes, most likely, but what I wanted to point out is the awesome
>overcloackbility of the athlons ...

Speaking of Athlon:
Athlon is a VLIW RISC chip with a hardware Intel emulator frontend.
Crusoe is a VLIW RISC chip with a software Intel emulator frontend
called "Code Morphing(tm)".  IA64 Merced Itanium (or whatever it's
called) is a VLIW RISC chip with a totally new instruction set.

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