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Ivan Godard
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There are no such instructions, and the Forum comment you cite still applies.

SIMD extensions in general are of use primarily for bit polishing. The Mill design approach favors generality and elegance over specialized operations whose benefit may not be visible in the noise of general purpose code. Absent (paid) customer demand we’d wait until the overhead that such instructions would reduce is more than 1% of cycles.