HWjarausch

Phenom II - does it have a long double type ?

Discussion created by HWjarausch on Feb 2, 2009
Latest reply on Feb 16, 2009 by backlink
What does 128 bit floating point mean?

Hi, what does it mean when the specs for the Phenom II talk about 128 bit floating point?

Is it just the parallel processing of two 64-bit floating point numbers or is there hardware support for a real 128bit floating point type, i.e. with a significantly longer mantissa than 64 bits?

Thanks for your info,

Helmut.

 

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