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Gsdx Avx Plugin

Gsdx Avx Plugin

Gsdx is a graphics plugin for PCSX2, a PlayStation 2 emulator for Windows and Linux. It is one of the most popular and advanced plugins for PS2 emulation, as it can render the games in high resolution, apply anti-aliasing and texture filtering, and use various deinterlacing modes. Gsdx can also switch between hardware and software rendering, depending on the game compatibility and performance.

Gsdx Avx Plugin

Gsdx comes in different versions, depending on the instruction sets supported by the CPU. These are SSE2, SSSE3, SSE4.1, AVX, and AVX2. The instruction sets are extensions to the x86 architecture that provide additional features and speed up certain operations. The higher the instruction set, the faster the plugin can run, but it also requires a newer CPU that supports it.

The AVX and AVX2 versions of Gsdx are the latest and fastest ones, but they only work on CPUs that support these instruction sets. AVX stands for Advanced Vector Extensions, and it was introduced by Intel in 2011 with the Sandy Bridge processors. AVX2 is an enhancement of AVX, and it was introduced by Intel in 2013 with the Haswell processors. AMD also supports AVX and AVX2 on some of their CPUs, such as Bulldozer and Ryzen.

The AVX and AVX2 versions of Gsdx only provide speed ups for the software renderer of the plugin, not the hardware one. The software renderer uses the CPU to render the graphics, while the hardware renderer uses the GPU. The software renderer is more accurate and compatible than the hardware one, but it is also much slower and more demanding. The AVX and AVX2 instruction sets allow the software renderer to perform faster vector operations, which are common in graphics processing.

To use the AVX or AVX2 version of Gsdx, you need to have a compatible CPU and select the appropriate plugin from the PCSX2 settings. You can check if your CPU supports AVX or AVX2 by using a tool like CPU-Z or by looking at your CPU specifications online. You can also check which version of Gsdx you are using by looking at the plugin name in the PCSX2 settings. For example, GSdx (GCC 8.2.0 AVX2/AVX2) 1.1.0 [libGSdx-AVX2] means that you are using the AVX2 version of Gsdx compiled with GCC 8.2.0.

If you have a CPU that supports AVX or AVX2, you can try using the corresponding version of Gsdx to see if it improves your performance in software mode. However, keep in mind that software mode is still very demanding and may not run at full speed on most systems. Hardware mode is usually faster and more recommended for most games, unless they have graphical issues that can only be fixed by software mode.

For more information about Gsdx and its settings, you can visit the PCSX2 wiki or ask for help on the PCSX2 forums.


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