digitalmars.D - Re: 64-bit and SSE
- #ponce <ponce deleteme.adinpsz.org> Mar 04 2010
Is SSE(2) inherently faster then (at least in real-world implementations) than x87, even when you don't vectorize? Would I be able to expect any speedup from going from x87 to SSE(2) for code that has a decent amount of implicit instruction level parallelism but wasn't explicitly vectorized either by me or the compiler?
There is a couple of interesting scalar instructions in SSE - cvttss2si : floorf without modifying the rounding mode (SSE2) - 32-bit float square root and inverse square root - min, max SSE doesn't suffer from denormalization which can be very useful. I personnally don't mind if the compiler use them or not, provided one can use inline assembly :)
Mar 04 2010