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AVX is an instruction set, not a library.
I know that but the library akin to AVX utilizing the architecture of the CPU to take advantage of the resources.

Now you are starting to make sense...if you mean libraries=instruction sets, but they are different. You can utilize an instruction set without a library. Utilizing the Instruction Sets happens more on the base code that calls something than on what it calls. It is built into a compiler.

But still, this started out as why AMD got the contract to make the consoles and that was because they were the lowest bidder. This is just a nice side effect for AMD and the cross platform game developers that the hardware is similar, but since you are are going through different APIs on each platform very few of the tweaks are going to cross-platform. I highly doubt AMD purposely took an almost null profit just so that games might get a few tweaks to run better on their hardware. You need to remember that as far as computers go...high performance gaming is not the primary use of them. They likely did it to get their name out more or thought that it was going to be more profitable than it was...though often it is better to take a small loss if it means increased revenue...especially if you are wanting to borrow any money.

Though even those few tweaks might be moot because I doubt any game devs are going to even take the time to patch the Intel Compiler to make it so AMD CPUs can even utilize the newer instructions sets on the PC versions...because to my knowledge they will not be using that when they compile could for the consoles, but I haven't dug into that. Most will just select the Direct X options and let the graphics auto configure for the PC and not do any extra work beyond hopefully adding some good mouse and keyboard support. Even if using Mantle they will probably be compiling in the Intel Compiler.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 4/21/14 at 8:28am
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