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MMX technology

LC control 97002535
Topical headingMMX technology
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Variant(s)Intel MMX technology
MMX media enhancement technology
See alsoMultimedia systems
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Found inWork cat.: 97-7978: Complete guide to MMX technology, 1997: CIP galley (MMX technology is an extension to the Intel Architecture (IA), designed to accelerate multimedia and communications algorithms. It includes new instructions and data types that exploit the parallelism inherent in many of these algorithms, leading to increased levels of performance on the host CPU.)
PC Webopaedia, Mar. 7, 1997 (MMX: a set of 57 multimedia instructions built into Intel's newest microprocessors. MMX-enabled microprocessors can handle many common multimedia operations, such as digital signal processing (DSP) that are normally handled by a separate sound or video card. However, only software especially written to call MMX instructions -- so-called MMX-enabled software -- can take advantage of the MMX instruction set.)
Intel MMX home page, Mar. 7. 1997 (MMX media enhancement technology is Intel's most recent processor enhancement that will change the multimedia and communications world.)
Home PC, Feb. 7, 1997, MMX (MMX technology. Because the term "multimedia extensions" is too general for Intel to trademark, the company says that's not what MMX officially stands for. But MMX is a set of multimedia extensions that enhance the Pentium processor.)