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Old 14 August 2017, 11:51   #67
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Originally Posted by coder76 View Post
These first versions of Vampire boards do not yet contain an FPU, and so also do not contain the more advanced 128-bit SIMD float instructions (SSE) you probably want. For video decoding you only need integer-based AMMX instructions. Gunnar said these float SIMD instructions would occupy a lot of FPGA space needed for other stuff in these early releases. AMMX in integer form was cheap to implement, however.

When FPU support is added in the future to Vampire boards, I believe we also get these SSE-instructions, but it will take some time. This is off-topic anyway.
For video decoding what we need is a GPU. Then instead of obsolete MPEG-1 this would bring H.264 to the party. No need for MMX or SSE.

Originally Posted by Toni Wilen View Post
Lets not make this usual Vampire arguments thread. (See the title)
Why not ? It would then end up in a flame war and ultimately get closed by the moderation --> problem solved
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