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Comment Re:Yes, let's bring that back (Score 2) 259

Low level optimization is far, far from gone. It's just what you need to optimize that has changed. CPU number crunching is no longer the bottleneck. Memory is, and drawing things on a screen is essentially mostly memory operations. And we have special hardware to handle this for us to try and relieve the bottlenecks, so now the optimizations is in how you use that hardware.

If you tried running a non-optimized CPU-only system on modern hardware, you'd go out of your mind because it was so sluggish.

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