Can AMD GPUs implement 'hardware' fixed function pipelines through firmware?

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    I wasn't sure where else to put this, but an interesting side note on the use of custom processors for media blocks is that Nvidia is apparently replacing a workhorse custom processor (Falcon) used in various engines and media blocks with a new core based on the open RISC-V architecture. I suppose it might fit somewhere in a future Nvidia speculation thread, but which one is not clear.

    http://www.lowrisc.org/blog/2016/07/notes-from-the-fourth-risc-v-workshop/

    Some googling brought up further descriptions of places where the core wound up in parts of various Nvidia GPUs in the following:
    https://media.readthedocs.org/pdf/envytools/latest/envytools.pdf
     
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