[Arm-netbook] [review] SoC proposal

Alec Ari neotheuser at ymail.com
Thu Feb 9 14:49:27 GMT 2012

Sorry! I forgot to edit the subject!!!

> Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2012 01:46:46 +0000
> From: lkcl luke <luke.leighton at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Arm-netbook] [review] SoC proposal

>  if you've got direct first-hand experience of the types of
> low-level
> operations involved in 3D i could... damn, i could really
> have used
> your help last year: i put out a call on the various mailing
> lists for
> some help in evaluating what was needed at the assembly
> level for 3D
> primitives and got no response.

Actually, the main part I'm most oblivious to is the assembly level 3D instructions themselves. I have a much better understanding of GL/GLSL programming, but when it comes to asm instructions of how the GPU works and low-level decoding / rendering, that's what I don't understand, at least not yet. OpenGL and GLSL have a lot of documentation, tutorials, sample / example code, but all the low-level stuff is covered in the docs for the hardware itself. Might I add that my assembly programming skills are still very poor and would be useless in anything remotely this advanced.

>  it would be really good to be able to get an idea of
> exactly what are
> the inner loops, what's the most intensive operations,
> where's the
> processing power actually needed, to get optimal
> results.  are MIPS
> "on the ball" or is there a better way?
>  l.

I'm not sure if this will help but I have provided some links regarding those inter loops you're talking about, but for RadeonHD hardware.





I'm sorry I don't have anything more conclusive. This at least gives you a rough idea (hopefully.)


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