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Comment: Is microcode dead? Dec Alpha (Score 1) 22

by Anonymous Shepherd (#2018881) Attached to: New Merced Patents
Ummm
Isn't that description of a "super-fast RISC core with legacy IA-32 instructions set emulated in microcode" something similar to a Dec Alpha 21264 running at 500MHz and FX!32 or something?

Maybe its just 'or something'...
I do like Dec Alpha's style however, so I won't criticize you on that, but it isn't a waste to do spec-execution and branch pred, if it can get a greater than 50% success ratio... It really does speed up the CPU if a guess is correct.

Nice to see Intel get bogged by delays and screwups, however, as it gives AMD, PowerPC, and Digital Alpha room to shove and fight...

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