Pixman 0.30 Release Has Major Back-End Work
Phoronix: Pixman 0.30 Release Has Major Back-End Work
A major release of the Pixman rendering library happened on Wednesday. Pixman 0.30 now has some major back-end improvements and other changes to better the pixel manipulation software...
The SIMD improvements are real nice. Not being conversant with image algorithms, are there any advantages to be found beyond SSE2, or is the tradeoff of disallowing older hardware too much?
Originally Posted by phoronix
I would expect the superwide AVX instructions to be really useful, even if they don't include any more useful instructions.
as far as i know, AVX2 should have suitable integer instructions (and bitwise things for whatever is done to pictures)
Originally Posted by liam
AVX is mostly floating point things
pixman works on non-sse cpu's meaning theres a mechanism or another for compatibility
Last edited by gens; 05-12-2013 at 06:16 PM.