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multimedia extension (MMX)

Multimedia Extension

(MMX) is a technology designed to enhance the performance of Pentium processors in terms of multimedia applications and improved communication characteristics. Designed to enhance the performance of the Pentium II, the Multimedia Extension (MMX) provides video compression and audio compression with Audio Code Number 3 (AC-3) and MPEG

. MMX has a comprehensive instruction set consisting of 57 instructions and four data types that support processing of audio and video as well as 2D and 3D graphics. Intel's computationally expensive MMX technology is implemented using SIMD computer architecture.

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Englisch: multimedia extension - MMX
Updated at: 02.03.2008
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