I'm new to the AVX instruction set and the SDE emulation tools, etc... I've just been reading the overview material re the SDE and am not sure if it will allow me to estimate the performance gains that I might see when using the AVX-aware Intel C/C++ compiler. (Yes, I saw that such a compiler is in Beta, and might apply to participate in the Beta, but...) From what I've read, the SDE and tools allow me to look at the instruction mix, basic blocks, memory/register contents, etc. But I'm not sure what facilities are available to help me estimate how much faster my code will actually run with AVX (other than by manually counting instructions and memory references, etc). Can someone please let me know if/how the tools can help with such performance estimation?
Thanks and regards,