ulti edia Acc eleration. This is a just what is sounds. Multimedia Acceleration for applications and games alike. It is a feature integrated into most CPU's such as: Intel Pentium MMX, Intel Pentium II, Intel Pentium !!!, AMD K6-2, AMD K6-2 3D-NOW, AMD K6-3 3D-NOW, and some junky cyrix chips.
ulti edia e tensions were built into some x86 CPUs to provide better performance for certain operations, most notably graphics and sound. It is similar to AltiVec on the PowerPC CPUs. Like AltiVec, it requires special software for full performance benefits to be realized.
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ulti edia E tensions. Orignally introduced by Intel, these are added sets of instructions in the CPU that speed up the handling of graphics and sound.
An additional set of processor instructions that help the system enhance Multimedia performance.
A set of instructions available on Intel CPUs to perform integer operations on subfields of a CPU register in parallel. See also SSE, Altivec and Vector.
MMX is a Pentium microprocessor from Intel that is designed to run faster when playing multimedia applications. According to Intel, a PC with an MMX microprocessor runs a multimedia application up to 60% faster than one with a microprocessor having the same clock speed but without MMX.
A set of multimedia instructions built into the microprocessor enabling it to handle many multimedia functions that are normally handled by separate sound and/or video cards.
64 additional instructions for matrix math operations that are commonly used to process multimedia data. A slight improvement of the Pentium and Pentium Pro chip designs that is supposed to make it easier and faster to deal with video and audio. Also refered to as "Multi Media Extensions".
Brand name of Intel's "Multimedia Extensions" technology - a series of CISC instructions permanently embedded on some processors to allow PCs to perform certain multimedia tasks at higher speeds. Requires software specifically written to include this instruction set.
MultiMedia Extensions. CPU instruction sets specifically designed to handle sound, video, and graphics chores. To take advantage of MMX, software must be written specifically for these enhancements. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | END
MMX technology is an enhancement to the Intel microprocessor that was introduced to make computers more capable of performing processor-intensive operations such as those common in the latest multimedia programs. The additions offered within MMX come in the form of a new set of instructions that are built directly into the processor hardware to allow for much faster computations of complex actions. If you thought "Space Invaders" was fun on your old computer, wait until you try it on a machine equipped with MMX. Multimedia extensions added to the Pentium instruction set, used by Intel, Cyrix and AMD processors to enhance video playback and graphics performance. All Pentium II, Pentium III and Celeron processors also include MMX capabilities. Intel claims that "MMX" is not an acronym, meaning "Multi-Media eXtensions" because they have filed for a trademark under this name. In reality, MMX instructions are intended to enhance programs that have multimedia capabilities.
Multimedia Extensions. Added to the newest generation of Intel Pentium Processors. It offers better audio and video quality
MultiMedia Extensions. Enhancements to Intel's Pentium CPUs that allow software to perform fast multimedia (audio, video) operations that would otherwise require additional hardware.
"MultiMedia eXtensions" processors have been specially optimized for multimedia applications (games, graphics, video) and speed up the program flow.
A recent technology created by Intel Corporation to enhance their Pentium processor’s handling of multimedia applications.
Multimedia Extensions. An enhancement in processor architecture that enhanced multimedia and communications. This technology processes multiple data elements in parallel, speeding up such things as image processing, motion video, speech synthesis, telephony, and 3D graphics.
Multi Media Extensions. A range of extra processor instructions developed by Intel and first included on their Pentium processor. These extra instructions speed up the processing on desktop multi media computer systems but no advantage to server type systems. See also Processor, Multi Media, Desktop (Workspace) and Server.
MultiMedia Extensions, a technology that speeds and improves multimedia performance.
Multimedia instructions built into Intel processors to add functionality such as better processing of multimedia, SIMD support and increased cache.
Matrix Math eXtensions, NOT an acronym for "MultiMedia eXtension", according to Intel, but an Intel brand name. A set of extra instructions built into new versions of Intel's Pentium microprocessors for supporting multimedia and communications. MMX-enhanced processors were released early in 1997. They are fully compatible with previous Intel processors and software. They can handle many common multimedia operations, such as digital signal processing, normally handled by a separate sound card or video card. WWWebfx Home Page
An enhancement to the Pentium Processor that added instructions meant to speed up the I/O needed for sound, graphics and animation or video.
A set of instructions incorporated into new Intel and AMD processors. This new code accelerates multimedia, graphics, audio, and disk access. Some newer applications like Adobe Photoshop 4.0 and Epic MegaGames Unreal are written to take advantage of this code to accelerate the processing speed and provide increased multimedia performance. For more information, please visit the Intel MMX Web Site.
A set of additional instruction (Multi-Media Extensions) integrated into CPUs starting with the Pentium MMX CPUs. They are still present in the Pentium III CPUs, and AMD integrated them into their K6 series of CPUs. The MMX instruction sets had a fairly small impact. SSE or KNI are a similar set that was integrated into the Pentium III and later CPUs.
Intel's MultiMedia Xtensions: a set of 57 new instructions for the Pentium processor, specifically to deal with large amounts of data with similar operations. Introduced in the Pentium MMX and the AMD K6 in early 1997 and built into the Cyrix MX later the same year, this instruction set is included in all x86 CPUs up to this day.
Set of instructions built into a processor that allows it to manipulate and process multimedia data more efficiently. 4.11