PCs based on Intel's new MMX-enabled processors will boost communications speed by running Motorola's software-only modem 30 per cent faster than other Pentiums. The softmodem will be bundled on some MMX machines, although the list of PC makers offering the facility is not yet finalised. The speed increase is achieved because MMX offers special extensions for voice, which means that the performance of the softmodem, which runs off the CPU rather than a dedicated comms chip, is less likely to be degraded when the main processor is busy.
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