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multimedia extension (MMX)

MultimediaExtension (MMX) is a technology designed to improve the performance of Pentium processors in terms of multimedia applications and enhanced communication features.

Multimedia Extension (MMX) was developed to enhance the performance of the Pentium II and provides video compression and audio compression with AudioCode 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.

Englisch: multimedia extension - MMX
Updated at: 02.03.2008
#Words: 85
Links: performance, Pentium, multimedia (MM), communication (COM), Pentium II
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