Ah! they will get cheaper after time, 2 or 3 years from now most people will probably have SSE3 along with less desireable things like TCPA.bositman said:Indeed SSE3 would be great,but the authors would need processors that have it,which will cost pretty mcuh when their out.
Also i think 3dnow is at the bottom of the optimisation list since you dont have any chance of even remotely achieving playable speeds with ps2 emulation using any athlon xp.
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2093For a quick summary, here's a look at the major changes inside the Prescott core:
* 90nm Strained Silicon Process - more, faster transistors in less space
* 31 Pipeline Stages - for clock speed ramping
* Improved Branch Predictor - helps avoid pipeline stall
* Improved Scheduler - helps avoid doing unnecessary work
* Improved Execution Core - added integer multiply and fast shift to ALU
* Larger, Slower Caches - higher latency caches for speed and size scaling
* SSE3 - 13 new instructions