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

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  1. 3dilettante

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    Sep 15, 2003
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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.

    Some googling brought up further descriptions of places where the core wound up in parts of various Nvidia GPUs in the following:
    sebbbi, Heinrich04, Grall and 2 others like this.

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