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When new XP release will support SSE3 ?

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May 17, 2004 7:06:03 AM

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Hi,
Because I want to choose the good Pentium4 (P4C vs P4E) to build my new professionnel platform - I generally overload my system by running many applications (even the same - like 10 or more Explorer) at the same time -
I want to be sure if I Choose the P4-E (Prescott) proc the SSE3 will support soon by XP - especially the HT new features (mwait, monitor) the others features are normally more application dépendant.

Does any body Know When ?
in whitch release ?
XP SP2 ?
XP Reloaded ?

If I need to wait for Longhorn, I'm afraid it's also the time of the next change of my platform !!!

Many thanks for your Helps

More about : release support sse3

May 17, 2004 8:16:02 AM

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Windows XP Service Pack 2 is mostly about security. It will give you tools to easily view, understand, and control the security aspects of your computer. It includes changes in the operating system to nearly every area related to computer and network security.

A pop-up blocker for Internet Explorer, a new Security Centre, and a new and more intuitive interface for wireless networking are some of the most visible components of SP2.

For a detailed overview:

http://www.kayodeok.co.uk/weblog/200401/01/win_xp_sp2_p...
Anonymous
May 17, 2004 12:26:58 PM

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Gerald wrote:
> Hi,
> Because I want to choose the good Pentium4 (P4C vs P4E) to build my
> new professionnel platform - I generally overload my system by
> running many applications (even the same - like 10 or more Explorer)
> at the same time - I want to be sure if I Choose the P4-E (Prescott)
> proc the SSE3 will support soon by XP - especially the HT new
> features (mwait, monitor) the others features are normally more
> application dépendant.
>
> Does any body Know When ?
> in whitch release ?
> XP SP2 ?
> XP Reloaded ?
>
> If I need to wait for Longhorn, I'm afraid it's also the time of the
> next change of my platform !!!
>
> Many thanks for your Helps

If you are wanting long-term CPU upgrade capabilities, now is the wrong
time to invest in a new CPU unless that CPU has the new pin designs
being developed by both AMD and Intel. Most of the P4 and AMD Barton
are near or at a dead end in the socket design, leaving no upgrade path.

Q
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Anonymous
May 17, 2004 3:22:17 PM

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Hi

There are News Groups specific to SP2. Someone there may be able to help
you:

http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp...

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User


"Gerald" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:47035117-79F8-402E-A4FE-6ED0B5365F0F@microsoft.com...
| Hi,
| Because I want to choose the good Pentium4 (P4C vs P4E) to build my new
professionnel platform - I generally overload my system by running many
applications (even the same - like 10 or more Explorer) at the same time -
| I want to be sure if I Choose the P4-E (Prescott) proc the SSE3 will
support soon by XP - especially the HT new features (mwait, monitor) the
others features are normally more application dépendant.
|
| Does any body Know When ?
| in whitch release ?
| XP SP2 ?
| XP Reloaded ?
|
| If I need to wait for Longhorn, I'm afraid it's also the time of the next
change of my platform !!!
|
| Many thanks for your Helps
|
Anonymous
May 31, 2004 10:46:02 PM

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Answer is never, but that is just my educated guess.

I have disassembled kernel from SP2 RC1 and haven't found MONITOR/MWAIT support in it

Linux community already implemented this nice feature into the kernel as of 2.6.4

Only thing different in SP2 is new processor driver (intelppm.sys) which seems to be the same or at
least similar to the one mentioned in Knowledge Base which is meant to support mobile Prescott power
management features.

What is surprising that it installs itself for my Prescott 2.8E and if I do some profiling in VTune Performance
Analyzer 50% of the clockticks come from the driver and other 50% from the application I am profiling -- IMHO
that is a bit wierd.

IF ANYONE FROM MICROSOFT IS READING THIS:

PLEASE INCLUDE UPDATED KERNEL SYNCHRONIZATION PRIMITIVES
(MONITOR/MWAIT INSTEAD OF SPIN LOOPS) FOR PRESCOTT CPU IN SP2 FINAL.
SSE3 IS APPLICATION SPECIFIC BUT MONITOR/MWAIT BELONGS IN THE KERNEL!!!
!