Think of buzz words like MMX, 3DNow
!, SSE, SSE2 etc.
The Sempron also incorporates the 3DNow
! feature which enhance games and graphics, and PowerNow!
The AMD Athlon XP processor features QuantiSpeed architecture and support for AMD's 3DNow
! Professional instructions for enhanced multimedia capabilities.
The new processor features a 400MHz front side bus, QuantiSpeed architecture and support for 3DNow
! Professional as well as 384KB or 640KB on-chip, full-speed cache.
With an AMD 1.1 GHz Duron processor that has 3Dnow
, the computer also features 128 MB of SDRAM memory that is expandable to 1 GB, a 10 GB hard drive, 52X CDROM drive, 2 USB ports, game serial audio and parallel ports, stereo speakers, mouse, and keyboard.
DirectDVD works with a variety of MMX, SSE, or 3DNOW
! enabled CPUs, accelerated graphics controllers, and DVD drives.
The AMD Athlon MP processors, featuring QuantiSpeed architecture, Smart MP technology and 3DNow
! technology, are designed to provide the performance and reliability necessary for the execution of multi-threaded and mission-critical applications.
The AMD Athlon XP processor provides for outstanding near real-time voice, video, and CAD/CAM as a result of features like larger cache memory, 3DNow
! Professional technology, and the innovative Quanti-Speed architecture which includes the industry's most powerful fully pipelined x86 floating point engine." (From the AMD Athlon XP Processor Product Brief at http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/ Productinformation/0,,30_1 18_756_3734^3736,00.html.)
All Fire GL professional graphics accelerators are fully optimized for Intel's Streaming SIMD Extensions (SSE) and AMD Athlon(TM) processor-based systems with 3DNow
For less than $200 you can upgrade a 75Mhz Pentium-compatible PC to a 233 MHz Intel Pentium processor comprising MMX and 3DNow
! multimedia with Evergreen's Spectra 233, Kingston's TurboChip 233 or PowerLeap's PL ProMMX-233.
Both versions of the K6-2E have AMD's 3Dnow
! and Intel's MMX graphics extensions.