I read the article and, unfortunately, itis full of inconsistencies. It is not clear whenthe articlewas
written.Taking into account that testers have usedPentium III computers, Visual C++ v6.0 and
Intel C++ compiler v5.0 the articleis describing10 years old events!
>>That becomes even more interesting when Microsoft Visual Studio.NET is brought into the equation.
>>While still a beta product, tests of the new complier has so far proven it to be about 25% faster than the
>>current MS Visual C++.
I'm not surprised becauseVisual C++ v6.0 was introduced in 1998and it couldn'tcompile a declaration
typedef union _declspec( align( 16 ) )__m128
Asupport for SSE instructions was introduced in a first version ofVisual Studio .NET in 2001.
This is a follow up on the topic.
As soon as a Visual C++ 6.0Processor Pack is installed the compiler could compile a declaration
mentioned above and there isa support for some subset of SSE intrinsic functions.