On Thu, May 25, larrystotler(a)netscape.net wrote:
Last thing - Does anyone know how much Linux is
actually able to make
use of the Altivec instructions on the G4? PowerLogix has a G3/1.0Ghz
that I am thinking about getting, and if there isn't that much support
for the Atlivec, is there any other reason to stay with the G4? Thanx
Unless the apps are compiled with -mcpu=G4, no altivec will be used.
I tried that recently on a G5, the overall amount of generated altivec
code was low. Either because there was nothing to optimize,
or because gcc isnt smart enough.