Finishing the Main SIMD Raycasting Loop
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0:01Recap and set the stage for the day finishing SIMD optimising the lighting
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0:01Recap and set the stage for the day finishing SIMD optimising the lighting
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0:01Recap and set the stage for the day finishing SIMD optimising the lighting
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0:47Toggle on the threading and add a b32 Hit to raycast_result for RayCast() to encode that a ray did not hit
0:47Toggle on the threading and add a b32 Hit to raycast_result for RayCast() to encode that a ray did not hit
0:47Toggle on the threading and add a b32 Hit to raycast_result for RayCast() to encode that a ray did not hit
5:57Run the game to find that we're running at 32ms
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5:57Run the game to find that we're running at 32ms
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5:57Run the game to find that we're running at 32ms
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6:29Toggle off the threading
6:29Toggle off the threading
6:29Toggle off the threading
6:49Run the game to see that we're running at 128ms per frame
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6:49Run the game to see that we're running at 128ms per frame
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6:49Run the game to see that we're running at 128ms per frame
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7:18Toggle on the threading
7:18Toggle on the threading
7:18Toggle on the threading
7:26Run the game and consider our 32ms per frame rate
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7:26Run the game and consider our 32ms per frame rate
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7:26Run the game and consider our 32ms per frame rate
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9:43Excise from RayCast() the non-SIMD tRay code, and start to consider how to retire rays hits
9:43Excise from RayCast() the non-SIMD tRay code, and start to consider how to retire rays hits
9:43Excise from RayCast() the non-SIMD tRay code, and start to consider how to retire rays hits
11:42Preserving ray hits vs traversing the spatial hierarchy, when threading
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11:42Preserving ray hits vs traversing the spatial hierarchy, when threading
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11:42Preserving ray hits vs traversing the spatial hierarchy, when threading
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15:57Enable RayCast() to record ray hits for each SIMD component before traversing the spatial hierarchy
15:57Enable RayCast() to record ray hits for each SIMD component before traversing the spatial hierarchy
15:57Enable RayCast() to record ray hits for each SIMD component before traversing the spatial hierarchy
20:02Run the game to see that we're running at the same 32ms
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20:02Run the game to see that we're running at the same 32ms
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20:02Run the game to see that we're running at the same 32ms
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20:37Revert RayCast() to traverse the spatial hierarchy, applying the ray hit mask for each component, and streamline how this works, introducing f32_4x versions of &= and |=
20:37Revert RayCast() to traverse the spatial hierarchy, applying the ray hit mask for each component, and streamline how this works, introducing f32_4x versions of &= and |=
20:37Revert RayCast() to traverse the spatial hierarchy, applying the ray hit mask for each component, and streamline how this works, introducing f32_4x versions of &= and |=
26:58Run the game to see that that's fine
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26:58Run the game to see that that's fine
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26:58Run the game to see that that's fine
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27:06Start to streamline the tRay setting code
27:06Start to streamline the tRay setting code
27:06Start to streamline the tRay setting code
28:56Fix the CloseEnough check in RayCast()
28:56Fix the CloseEnough check in RayCast()
28:56Fix the CloseEnough check in RayCast()
30:05Run the game to see not much difference
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30:05Run the game to see not much difference
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30:05Run the game to see not much difference
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30:20Introduce Select() to streamline the tRay setting code1
30:20Introduce Select() to streamline the tRay setting code1
30:20Introduce Select() to streamline the tRay setting code1
34:15Run the game to see that we are at ~28ms per frame
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34:15Run the game to see that we are at ~28ms per frame
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34:15Run the game to see that we are at ~28ms per frame
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34:44Make RayCast() set the BoxIndex and BoxSurface in SIMD using Select()
34:44Make RayCast() set the BoxIndex and BoxSurface in SIMD using Select()
34:44Make RayCast() set the BoxIndex and BoxSurface in SIMD using Select()
42:30Run the game and crash in ComputeLightPropagation()
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42:30Run the game and crash in ComputeLightPropagation()
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42:30Run the game and crash in ComputeLightPropagation()
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44:45Step in to GetBox() to see that our BoxIndex is busted
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44:45Step in to GetBox() to see that our BoxIndex is busted
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44:45Step in to GetBox() to see that our BoxIndex is busted
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46:33Step through RayCast() to see what's happening
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46:33Step through RayCast() to see what's happening
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46:33Step through RayCast() to see what's happening
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49:46Make RayCast() actually set the BoxIndex and BoxSurfaceIndex
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49:46Make RayCast() actually set the BoxIndex and BoxSurfaceIndex
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49:46Make RayCast() actually set the BoxIndex and BoxSurfaceIndex
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50:55Run the game with the selection happening
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50:55Run the game with the selection happening
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50:55Run the game with the selection happening
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51:09Make RayCast() set the RayP in SIMD using a v3_4x version of Select()
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51:09Make RayCast() set the RayP in SIMD using a v3_4x version of Select()
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51:09Make RayCast() set the RayP in SIMD using a v3_4x version of Select()
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53:38Run the game to see that we are down to ~26ms
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53:38Run the game to see that we are down to ~26ms
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53:38Run the game to see that we are down to ~26ms
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54:22Add a TIMED_FUNCTION() in RayCast()
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54:22Add a TIMED_FUNCTION() in RayCast()
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54:22Add a TIMED_FUNCTION() in RayCast()
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54:41Run the game to consult the profiler
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54:41Run the game to consult the profiler
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54:41Run the game to consult the profiler
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54:55Add a TIMED_BLOCK() around the startup code in RayCast()
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54:55Add a TIMED_BLOCK() around the startup code in RayCast()
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54:55Add a TIMED_BLOCK() around the startup code in RayCast()
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55:35Run the game and consult the profiler to see that the startup cost is not high
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55:35Run the game and consult the profiler to see that the startup cost is not high
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55:35Run the game and consult the profiler to see that the startup cost is not high
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56:00Perform SampleHemisphere() in SIMD
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56:00Perform SampleHemisphere() in SIMD
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56:00Perform SampleHemisphere() in SIMD
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1:01:22Run the game to see that we're down to 22ms per frame
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1:01:22Run the game to see that we're down to 22ms per frame
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1:01:22Run the game to see that we're down to 22ms per frame
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1:02:04Temporarily make SampleHemisphere() use complete randomisation
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1:02:04Temporarily make SampleHemisphere() use complete randomisation
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1:02:04Temporarily make SampleHemisphere() use complete randomisation
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1:02:20Run the game to see that this would put us back up to 30ms per frame, and note why
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1:02:20Run the game to see that this would put us back up to 30ms per frame, and note why
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1:02:20Run the game to see that this would put us back up to 30ms per frame, and note why
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1:04:08Drop the RayCount down to 4 in ComputeLightPropagation()
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1:04:08Drop the RayCount down to 4 in ComputeLightPropagation()
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1:04:08Drop the RayCount down to 4 in ComputeLightPropagation()
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1:04:25Run the game and unexpectedly see no speed improvement
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1:04:25Run the game and unexpectedly see no speed improvement
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1:04:25Run the game and unexpectedly see no speed improvement
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1:05:45Remove variable suffixes in RayCast()
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1:05:45Remove variable suffixes in RayCast()
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1:05:45Remove variable suffixes in RayCast()
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1:08:55Consider removing the Depth loop in RayCast() and reposition the AnyTrue(Mask) test
1:08:55Consider removing the Depth loop in RayCast() and reposition the AnyTrue(Mask) test
1:08:55Consider removing the Depth loop in RayCast() and reposition the AnyTrue(Mask) test
1:10:31Run the game and consider where to go from here
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1:10:31Run the game and consider where to go from here
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1:10:31Run the game and consider where to go from here
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1:11:25Inspect the assembly of RayCast()
1:11:25Inspect the assembly of RayCast()
1:11:25Inspect the assembly of RayCast()
1:14:32Remove the Mask tests from RayCast() entirely
1:14:32Remove the Mask tests from RayCast() entirely
1:14:32Remove the Mask tests from RayCast() entirely
1:15:16Run the game to see no real difference
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1:15:16Run the game to see no real difference
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1:15:16Run the game to see no real difference
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1:15:40Try removing the AnyTrue(tCheck)
1:15:40Try removing the AnyTrue(tCheck)
1:15:40Try removing the AnyTrue(tCheck)
1:15:55Run the game to see that that would put us up to ~25ms per frame
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1:15:55Run the game to see that that would put us up to ~25ms per frame
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1:15:55Run the game to see that that would put us up to ~25ms per frame
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1:16:51Compute RayP at the very end of RayCast()
1:16:51Compute RayP at the very end of RayCast()
1:16:51Compute RayP at the very end of RayCast()
1:18:30Run the game to see no difference
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1:18:30Run the game to see no difference
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1:18:30Run the game to see no difference
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1:18:41Replace RayP with tRay in RayCast()
1:18:41Replace RayP with tRay in RayCast()
1:18:41Replace RayP with tRay in RayCast()
1:20:40Run the game to see no difference
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1:20:40Run the game to see no difference
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1:20:40Run the game to see no difference
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1:21:01Let RayCast() break if(AllTrue(Mask))
1:21:01Let RayCast() break if(AllTrue(Mask))
1:21:01Let RayCast() break if(AllTrue(Mask))
1:21:12Run the game to see no difference
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1:21:12Run the game to see no difference
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1:21:12Run the game to see no difference
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1:21:37Toggle off the snake
1:21:37Toggle off the snake
1:21:37Toggle off the snake
1:21:47Run the game with our consistently lit scene
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1:21:47Run the game with our consistently lit scene
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1:21:47Run the game with our consistently lit scene
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1:22:28Inline AccumulateSample() in ComputeLightPropagation()
1:22:28Inline AccumulateSample() in ComputeLightPropagation()
1:22:28Inline AccumulateSample() in ComputeLightPropagation()
1:25:37Run the game to see no difference, and consider further improvements
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1:25:37Run the game to see no difference, and consider further improvements
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1:25:37Run the game to see no difference, and consider further improvements
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1:27:06Make SampleHemisphere() operate entirely SIMD, introducing RandomBilateral_4x() and versions of Inner(), LengthSq() and NOZ() that take v3_4x
1:27:06Make SampleHemisphere() operate entirely SIMD, introducing RandomBilateral_4x() and versions of Inner(), LengthSq() and NOZ() that take v3_4x
1:27:06Make SampleHemisphere() operate entirely SIMD, introducing RandomBilateral_4x() and versions of Inner(), LengthSq() and NOZ() that take v3_4x
1:41:35A few words on _mm_rsqrt_ps and _mm_sqrt_ps2
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1:41:35A few words on _mm_rsqrt_ps and _mm_sqrt_ps2
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1:41:35A few words on _mm_rsqrt_ps and _mm_sqrt_ps2
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1:44:20Rename our new NOZ() to ApproxNOZ() for SampleHemisphere() to call, and introduce ApproxInvSquareRoot() using _mm_rsqrt_ps3
1:44:20Rename our new NOZ() to ApproxNOZ() for SampleHemisphere() to call, and introduce ApproxInvSquareRoot() using _mm_rsqrt_ps3
1:44:20Rename our new NOZ() to ApproxNOZ() for SampleHemisphere() to call, and introduce ApproxInvSquareRoot() using _mm_rsqrt_ps3
1:49:24Run the game to see no difference
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1:49:24Run the game to see no difference
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1:49:24Run the game to see no difference
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1:49:52Inline SampleHemisphere() in ComputeLightPropagation()
1:49:52Inline SampleHemisphere() in ComputeLightPropagation()
1:49:52Inline SampleHemisphere() in ComputeLightPropagation()
1:51:51Run the game at ~22ms per frame, and consider that this CPU rendered lighting is performant enough for us
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1:51:51Run the game at ~22ms per frame, and consider that this CPU rendered lighting is performant enough for us
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1:51:51Run the game at ~22ms per frame, and consider that this CPU rendered lighting is performant enough for us
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1:52:52Q&A
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1:52:52Q&A
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1:52:52Q&A
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1:53:22printf_armin How much % of the CPU does it drain?
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1:53:22printf_armin How much % of the CPU does it drain?
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1:53:22printf_armin How much % of the CPU does it drain?
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1:56:07tbodt_ Q: What version control system do you use?
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1:56:07tbodt_ Q: What version control system do you use?
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1:56:07tbodt_ Q: What version control system do you use?
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1:56:50nxsy Q: Can you look at the thread profile view when you lower the samples from 16 to 4 and don’t improve frame rate?
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1:56:50nxsy Q: Can you look at the thread profile view when you lower the samples from 16 to 4 and don’t improve frame rate?
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1:56:50nxsy Q: Can you look at the thread profile view when you lower the samples from 16 to 4 and don’t improve frame rate?
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1:57:48Temporarily Toggle off VSync
1:57:48Temporarily Toggle off VSync
1:57:48Temporarily Toggle off VSync
1:58:46Run the game and consult the profiler to determine that the pixel shader is too slow
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1:58:46Run the game and consult the profiler to determine that the pixel shader is too slow
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1:58:46Run the game and consult the profiler to determine that the pixel shader is too slow
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2:02:17mallesbixie Q: You cast the input value in the U32_4x loader to a float. Why is that?4
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2:02:17mallesbixie Q: You cast the input value in the U32_4x loader to a float. Why is that?4
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2:02:17mallesbixie Q: You cast the input value in the U32_4x loader to a float. Why is that?4
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2:05:32jamoflaw Q: How does the mask replace an if in the SIMD instructions?
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2:05:32jamoflaw Q: How does the mask replace an if in the SIMD instructions?
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2:05:32jamoflaw Q: How does the mask replace an if in the SIMD instructions?
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2:05:46Masking in SIMD5,6
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2:05:46Masking in SIMD5,6
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2:05:46Masking in SIMD5,6
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2:19:38Read about PBLENDVB - 'Variable Blend Packed Bytes' in the Intel 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer Manuals7 and consult the Steam Hardware Survey8 for instruction set use
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2:19:38Read about PBLENDVB - 'Variable Blend Packed Bytes' in the Intel 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer Manuals7 and consult the Steam Hardware Survey8 for instruction set use
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2:19:38Read about PBLENDVB - 'Variable Blend Packed Bytes' in the Intel 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer Manuals7 and consult the Steam Hardware Survey8 for instruction set use
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2:25:23alexkelbo Q: Why does the light flicker even when the cube is not moving?
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2:25:23alexkelbo Q: Why does the light flicker even when the cube is not moving?
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2:25:23alexkelbo Q: Why does the light flicker even when the cube is not moving?
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2:25:42vaualbus Q: Could we ship with SSE4, so we have _m256 and get more performance improvement?
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2:25:42vaualbus Q: Could we ship with SSE4, so we have _m256 and get more performance improvement?
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2:25:42vaualbus Q: Could we ship with SSE4, so we have _m256 and get more performance improvement?
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2:25:52sgtrumbi Q: What can you see in TaskManager's GPU tab?
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2:25:52sgtrumbi Q: What can you see in TaskManager's GPU tab?
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2:25:52sgtrumbi Q: What can you see in TaskManager's GPU tab?
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2:27:25longboolean Q: Do you have any tips on talking with non programmers about programming related concepts?
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2:27:25longboolean Q: Do you have any tips on talking with non programmers about programming related concepts?
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2:27:25longboolean Q: Do you have any tips on talking with non programmers about programming related concepts?
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2:27:34tbodt_ Q: How does your profiler work? Does it hook into the compiler or something?
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2:27:34tbodt_ Q: How does your profiler work? Does it hook into the compiler or something?
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2:27:34tbodt_ Q: How does your profiler work? Does it hook into the compiler or something?
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2:27:51alexkelbo Q: Could we compile one exe with SSE4 that falls back to SSE2 if it's not present on the CPU, or would we need to compile into several exe's?
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2:27:51alexkelbo Q: Could we compile one exe with SSE4 that falls back to SSE2 if it's not present on the CPU, or would we need to compile into several exe's?
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2:27:51alexkelbo Q: Could we compile one exe with SSE4 that falls back to SSE2 if it's not present on the CPU, or would we need to compile into several exe's?
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2:28:50Close up shop
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2:28:50Close up shop
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2:28:50Close up shop
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