Intel® Embree Ray Tracing Kernels
Discussion forum on the open source ray tracing kernels for fast photo-realistic rendering on Intel® CPUs.

AVX implementation?

P_V__Hariprasad
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Can we expect an AVX version in the feature? Or AVX will be overkill for this kind of application?
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SvenW_Intel
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The current version of Embree operates on individual rays and demonstrates very good performance with SSE. AVX will not give a significant speed improvement for single ray traversal.
AVX does definitely make sense with a packet ray tracer that handles multiple rays in a ray packet, however, Embree does not support this mode of operation.
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