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SSE4

The name erroneously given by the public to the Supplemental SSE3 instructions in Intel's Core 2 chips. Subsequently, an official SSE4 designation was given to new instructions. See SSE.
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Enhancements such as a larger L2 cache and support for new Intel[R] SSE4 media instructions help bring desktop performance to "extreme" new levels.
For desktop PCs, he said to expect increases of about 15 percent for imaging-related applications; 25 percent for 3-D rendering; more than 40 percent for gaming; and more than 40 percent faster video encoding with Intel SSE4 optimized video encoders.
The Penryn family designs also bring approximately 50 new Intel SSE4 instructions that expand capabilities and performance for media and high-performance computing applications.