AMD Async Compute getting Quick Response Queue

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 06 2016 @ 13:54 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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eTeknix points out that AMD has added a new feature to Async Compute in its latest Catalyst drivers. GPUs based on GCN 1.1 and after now support Quick Response Queue, a feature to further optimize the efficiency of Async Compute by giving tasks special priority to ensure they complete on time.
By providing more precise and dependable control, this allows developers to make better use of Async Compute, especially on latency/frame sensitive compute tasks. Moving on, we may see greater gains from Async in games as AMD allows more types of compute workloads to be optimized. Hopefully, this feature will reach GCN 1.0 cards but that depends on if the hardware is capable of it.
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