If you eliminate AVX related transistors and replace it with dedicated DSPs for each workload (say A.I. specific workloads, H.266 etc) then yes you will get ultra performance computing for those tasks, but then that's it, that's the end. You will still have wasted the space because you can't do it anything other than those specialized tasks. With raw 256/512-bit registers and those hundreds of specialized instructions that work on those big registers, you should be able to do pretty much anything that is computable. The limits are literally endless with AVX and the only limit is your knowledge of computer science, physics and mathematics. With AVX, at least humanity have the power(more like potential) to become Divergent lmao, right!?
I think this is why we always do need something "raw" to invent new better things. I don't know how accurate this would be but philosophically it seems to that this might be the point where the concept of CISC might have been necessary. Indeed there isn't enough workload for AVX512 in common day to day tasks but who knows about the future.
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