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Old 2020-07-03, 21:18   #4
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A possible explanation I read about the need for the instructions in CPUs is for workloads that use them mixed with things GPUs are bad at like branching. Don't know how common those types of workloads might be.


Alternatively intel may be preparing for a unifying framework with their GPUs, code that can run somewhat accelerated CPU only but is really meant for scaling on GPUs. It would be nice if AMD and intel teamed up on an open standard to try and kick nvidia where it hurts but depressingly it's more likely intel will introduce a third standard and fight for second place.
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