Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) Tags: ASRock Extension Motherboards Last response: October 2, 2012 1:05 PM in Motherboards Share oneeye_72 October 1, 2012 11:57:49 AM Hi all I thought I had found my perfect motherboard in the ASRock z77 pro4-m, it has all the things I need and leaves out those I don't. But I've just discovered, by reading the downloaded manual, that it does not support AVX. After searching around the 'INTEL' site, mainly developers stuff, it would seem that this is a very important part of the coding system. It doubles the length of instruction regs from 128 bits to 256 bits, allows for multiple instructions in programs, that must speed things up. My question is:- "How much will it's loss effect the general performance in tasks like 3D, Photoshop, DAZ, and most normal functions?" I'm not 'into' games and I know it will affect them, but by how much, it would be nice to be able to play them on occasion. Any advice would be most welcome. More about : advanced vector extensions avx oneeye_72 October 2, 2012 1:05:18 PM Hmmmm... Looks like I will have to keep saving for my first choice, the Z77 Extreme4. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHELP* PC would crash ramdonly ForumDo Integrated Graphics make a CPU hottter? ForumIntel Core i7-3770 vs. AMD FX-8350! AIO PC CPU. ForumIntel I7 3770 vs. 8350 Vishera for gaming ForumGaming HTPC advise ForumCore2Quad Q9705 3.16 GHz vs. Core i5 3450 3.1 Ghz... which is faster? ForumStruggling to decide between Ivy Bridge and Haswell ForumMy cpu could not run in full core speed ForumFPU enhancements?? Forum[WTA] Is Stock Temp for Intel I7-3930k Safe? (50~60 Celcius) ForumBest Motherboard combination for $400-$500 ForumGaming build, what you think? ForumHD 4000 ForumI3 vs I5 for home office computer ForumCore i3 or i5? ForumIvy Bridge/Haswell: News, Rumors & Reviews ForumWhy do LGA1155 boards not have integrated video card? ForumSB IGP turns inactive while dGPU is assembled. Isn't it ? ForumHelp updating BIOS Forum[Advanced Question] Dual Channel vs. Quad Channel RAM More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !