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May 6, 2009

AMD to Support Intel AVX Instructions

Timothy Prickett Morgan

Advanced Micro Devices will support a bunch of Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) instructions, part of the family of extended Single Instruction, Multiple Data (SIMD) instructions for x64 chips that Intel announced last year. The move will make AMD’s Opteron, Althon, and Turion chips a bit more compatible with the Core and Xeon chips from Intel, making the lives of software developers a bit easier because they won’t have to tune applications to take advantage of two different sets of vector extensions.

Full story at The Register