Writing Programs with Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions (Intel® SSE) Intrinsics

You should be familiar with the hardware features provided by Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions (Intel® SSE) when writing programs with the intrinsics. The following are four important issues to keep in mind:

  • Certain intrinsics, such as _mm_loadr_ps and _mm_cmpgt_ss, are not directly supported by the instruction set. While these intrinsics are convenient programming aids, be mindful that they may consist of more than one machine-language instruction.

  • Floating-point data loaded or stored as __m128 objects must be generally 16-byte-aligned.

  • Some intrinsics require that their argument be immediates, that is, constant integers (literals), due to the nature of the instruction.

  • The result of arithmetic operations acting on two NaN (Not a Number) arguments is undefined. Therefore, FP operations using NaN arguments will not match the expected behavior of the corresponding assembly instructions.

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