What SSE Version is my processor?


log in

Advanced search

Questions and Answers : Windows : What SSE Version is my processor?

Author Message
Profile BigWaveSurfer
Send message
Joined: 29 Nov 01
Posts: 164
Credit: 7,124,175
RAC: 3,461
United States
Message 906039 - Posted: 11 Jun 2009, 1:47:56 UTC

I am curious what SSE version my processor is? In the 'Messages' of Boinc is shows 'Processor Features' and shows:

Processor features: fpu tsc pae nx sse sse2 pni mmx

Yet, when I look on the net I find it is higher than the sse2? I am just looking for some clarification so I know what optimized app version to install.

I have 2 computers and was curious if anyone knew:

1)Intel Core2 Duo T5250 @1.50GHz

2)Intel Pentium D 960 @ 3.60GHz

Thank you!!!
____________

Bill Barto
Send message
Joined: 28 Jun 99
Posts: 860
Credit: 17,220,358
RAC: 24,845
United States
Message 906064 - Posted: 11 Jun 2009, 3:18:15 UTC - in response to Message 906039.

Download and run CPUID from here and run it. It will tell you everything you want or need to know about your CPU.

-ShEm-
Volunteer tester
Send message
Joined: 25 Feb 00
Posts: 139
Credit: 4,129,448
RAC: 0
Message 906097 - Posted: 11 Jun 2009, 6:08:48 UTC - in response to Message 906039.

Processor features: fpu tsc pae nx sse sse2 pni mmx

pni is sse3, but do as Bill Barto says, though download CPU-Z from CPUID ;)

Profile arkayn
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 14 May 99
Posts: 3544
Credit: 46,194,033
RAC: 31,028
United States
Message 906104 - Posted: 11 Jun 2009, 7:42:53 UTC

The C2D machine will do at least SSSE3.
____________

Profile BigWaveSurfer
Send message
Joined: 29 Nov 01
Posts: 164
Credit: 7,124,175
RAC: 3,461
United States
Message 906132 - Posted: 11 Jun 2009, 11:04:30 UTC - in response to Message 906039.

I am curious what SSE version my processor is? In the 'Messages' of Boinc is shows 'Processor Features' and shows:

Processor features: fpu tsc pae nx sse sse2 pni mmx

Yet, when I look on the net I find it is higher than the sse2? I am just looking for some clarification so I know what optimized app version to install.

I have 2 computers and was curious if anyone knew:

1)Intel Core2 Duo T5250 @1.50GHz

2)Intel Pentium D 960 @ 3.60GHz

Thank you!!!



Thanks! I have used that program before but did not even think that it could help. Anyway, the Core 2 shows a max of SSSE3 and the Pentium D of SSE3.
____________

Aurora Borealis
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 14 Jan 01
Posts: 2975
Credit: 4,812,949
RAC: 1,297
Canada
Message 906138 - Posted: 11 Jun 2009, 11:34:52 UTC
Last modified: 11 Jun 2009, 11:40:20 UTC

Boinc can only report what the operating system tells it about. The OS only can detect and report the CPU features that existed when it was released. Software may still use the more advance capabilities even if the OS itself doesn't know about it.

Seti only takes advantage of the lower common denominator features and generic optimizations for simplicity of use of the software. The third party optimized Seti application gets most of its extra speed but compiling applications that targets the use of specific, more advanced CPU features which is why they provide individual applications for each type of CPU capability. This also requires that the user be more hands on and keep abreast of updates in the software and the project.
____________
Questions? Answers are in the "Unofficial" BOINC Wiki.

Boinc V7.0.27
Win7 i5 3.33G 4GB, GTX470

Questions and Answers : Windows : What SSE Version is my processor?

Copyright © 2014 University of California