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Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)

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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.
October 2, 2012 1:05:18 PM

Hmmmm... Looks like I will have to keep saving for my first choice, the Z77 Extreme4.
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