On 11/27/2017 1:50 PM, Henrik Gramner wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 26, 2017 at 11:51 PM, James Darnley <james.darn...@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> -pd_0_int_min: times  2 dd 0, -2147483648
>> -pq_int_min:   times  2 dq -2147483648
>> -pq_int_max:   times  2 dq  2147483647
>> +pd_0_int_min: times  4 dd 0, -2147483648
>> +pq_int_min:   times  4 dq -2147483648
>> +pq_int_max:   times  4 dq  2147483647
> Using 128-bit broadcasts is preferable over duplicating the constants
> to 256-bit unless there's a good reason for doing so since it wastes
> less cache and is faster on AMD CPU:s.

What would that reason be? Afaik broadcasts are expensive, since they
both load from memory then splat data across lanes. Using them inside
loops doesn't sound like a good idea. But i guess you have more
experience testing with more varied chips than i do.

Also, by AMD cpus you mean Ryzen? Because on Bulldozer-based CPUs we
purposely disabled functions using ymm regs.
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