Re: G5 and 3d
From: I R A Darth Aggie (hfrarg_at_nttvr2x3.pbgfr.arg)
Date: 24 Jan 2005 14:34:08 GMT
On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 08:52:49 GMT,
Anton Ertl <email@example.com>, in
>+ EM64T is AMD64, with a few minor variations (e.g., the missing NX bit,
>+ and Intel is fixing that). Do you claim that this is a coincidence?
>+ Do you think that Intel developed or co-developed AMD64? All
>+ publically available information indicates that AMD developed AMD64 on
>+ their own. About four years later Intel introduced EM64T, which is
>+ remarkably similar. Do the math.
What math is there to do? Intel and AMD have cross-license agreements
that date back to the Pentium, IIRC. It isn't a huge shock to see that
Intel has adapted AMD64. It would have been a huge annoyance to
introduce another 64 bit extension to the ia32 instruction set.
Even if it where Not Invented Here (at Intel).
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