"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."
- James Madison

Low-Level Thinking in High-Level Shading Languages
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | Permalink

Persson_LowLevelThinking.pptx (1.0 MB)
Persson_LowLevelThinking.pdf (6.8 MB)
This is the slide deck from my GDC 2013 presentation titled "Low-Level Thinking in High-Level Shading Languages". This talk highlights how low-level thinking can help you write faster shader and shows examples of how high-level constructs map to GPU hardware instructions.