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Axxe_F_
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popcount emulated for core2quads

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Hi all,

I'm not a programmer, i've registered just to ask a simple question:

Is it possible to emulate "popcount" instruction set on core2quads?

I have a core2quad Q9550 and I want to be able to play the pc game Quantum Break on Win10, which requires POPCOUNT.

The rest of the components are: 8 gb ddr2, socket754 asus mobo, radeon r9 290.

Thank you in advance and sorry admins if this question was already posted on the forum.

Catalin@.

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andysem
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Well, you could try running the game under SDE (http://www.intel.com/software/sde) with -nhm switch to emulate the instruction, but that will slow execution down on a CPU slow by itself. So even if it works, I doubt you will be satisfied with performance.

 

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andysem
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Well, you could try running the game under SDE (http://www.intel.com/software/sde) with -nhm switch to emulate the instruction, but that will slow execution down on a CPU slow by itself. So even if it works, I doubt you will be satisfied with performance.

 

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Possible, with no performance hit: https://github.com/ogurets/popcnt_emulator

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