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Old 12-23-11, 03:58 PM   #11
Redeemed
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Default Re: Bethesda, most embarassing CPU optimization of the decade

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Originally Posted by Gregor976 View Post
x87 is just the standard FPU without any SIMD FP acceleration. It's 'sort of' like having the game run in software mode rather than hardware mode.

x87 was actually a separate FPU (math) chip as far back as the 386. Some 486's didn't have them either or they were disabled... Can't remember offhand.
OH! I am familiar with the math co-processor back in the day! Been so long I didn't even consider that.

Wow... this seems like a rediculously major over sight on their part.

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Originally Posted by K007 View Post
Your looking at 30-40% increase in performance.
Yeah, now that I know what they're referring to I can see the increase.

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Originally Posted by ElL33t View Post
OMG THEY SHOULD ALL BE LINED UP AND SHOT. THEN WE WILL TORTURE THEM TO DEATH. AFTER THAT WE WILL KILL THEM, THEN REVIVE THEM AND KILL THEM TO DEATH AGAIN. AFTER THAT WE WILL SEND THEM TO DETROIT WITH A LOT OF BLING BLING AROUND THEIR NECKS.

WTF! stfu and play the game. I can't believe the stuff you guys cry about.
Bloody vagina much?
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