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  • Qt 5.3 Might Depend On SSE2 CPUs

    Phoronix: Qt 5.3 Might Depend On SSE2 CPUs

    Thiago Macieira of Intel is coordinating a proposal to enable SSE2 by default for the 32-bit builds of the Qt tool-kit beginning with the Qt 5.3 release. This likely change is due to the V4 JIT engine generating floating-point math for Qt's QML only using SSE x86 registers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTUxMDM

  • #2
    Before everyone freaks out

    Distros can just compile Qt to allow older processors. This only affects people who download the binaries straight from the Qt website.

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    • #3
      Although the blog post is correct, the title is extremely misleading.

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      • #4
        The whole article seems rubbish, it's like Michael was completely drunk. Half of the writing is nonsensical gibberish.

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        • #5
          Time to retire you Athlon XP ;-)

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          • #6
            I've an old Pentium3 (Slot 1) too, that's now pretty irrelevant for daily use. I just use it as a download manager. CPUs with SSE2 support are a really good minimum.

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            • #7
              Who cares 32bit at this time? Or Why dont chose an SSE2 codepath if SSE2 is aviable, or Ship 2 Libary Builds and a Loader.

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              • #8
                Re

                This is actually great news, even if he tries to make it sound bad.
                Hardware accelerated operations would improve the performance.
                People with such old processors don't use new software, so that pretty much doesn't have any negative results.

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                • #9
                  There is even talks about using SSE3 as minimum, which I think is very good, every 64bit capable CPU should support them:

                  http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermai...er/014087.html

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by siavashserver View Post
                    every 64bit capable CPU should support them
                    Nope, SSE2 is the minimum for 64bit CPUs but i doubt that there are many out there of the SSE2 only CPUs. My Athlon 64 Clawhammer died some Month ago

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