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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:30 PM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:24 PM
The result? It runs SLOWER now than before.
Maybe memory bandwidth is more of an issue.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:29 PM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:51 PM
Once upon a time, yes - these days it's not quite so cut-and-dried. The FPU may actually be faster than the ALU at many tasks, especially if you can make use of SIMD (SSE/altivec) instructions.
A CPU calculate integer faster.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:01 PM
It appears that the gentleman thought C++ was extremely difficult and he was overjoyed that the machine was absorbing it; he understood that good C++ is difficult but the best C++ is well-nigh unintelligible.