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Things to consider : #01 08/11/2011:12:08:15

When you are looking at data, values, access patterns and the like, there are some things you need to keep in mind when building your better solutions. This seris of posts will be about things that you should keep in mind, from how to utilise the cache, to what opcodes are so slow it's actually better to have a lookup table*

Item 1: write combining:
http://mechanical-sympathy.blogspot.com/2011/07/write-combining.html

*it's never better to have a lookup table.