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MMX are present on ALL new chips?

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All x86 compatible new chips, yes. I imagine Alphas and MIPS don''t bother with them. But all the recent intel/AMD chips have MMX.

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all chips including above Pentium MMX (PPro, PII, Celeron, PIII, P4) should have MMX. but, you should really check with the "cpuid" instruction for full compatibility.

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The PPro doesn''t have MMX.

MMX supporting CPUs are:
K6-2 (some versions), K6-3, PMMX, PII, P3, P4, Athlon, Duron, Thunderbird, AthlonXP, AthlonMP, and AMD Hammer.

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yeah the pentium pro was an attempt to run 32bit apps faster. meant more for servers. ppl hated the poor 16bit performence. thankfully intel was not stupid in sticking with trying to keep the 16bit stuff running well when 32bit was becoming the big thing. the pentium2 is the pentium pro with mmx and some other tweaks. meant for multimedia due to the fast 32bit performence and the addition of mmx.

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