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Old 04-15-03, 11:42 AM   #42
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Originally posted by Uttar
Well, you know, I actually think the NV30 is really only FP32 - no FP16 calculations supported.
The only difference is temporary registers who can be either FP16 or FP32, and register usage is very important on the NV3x ( the least, the better )
Thats the point I was trying to make. By sticking to one simple paths things are easier....meaning less transistors and easier optiomizations (remember jc said that scheduling for the NV30 was tricky). I am not saying either is better. Just saying that wiht every engineering choice is a trade offs. they both have "good" and "bad" parts...
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