2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 9, 2018 9:04 AM by WilliamSchubert

    Are integers faster than floats

    WilliamSchubert

      I see this question on other boards, but nobody seems to want to ask the people who make the actual CPU.  Are integers faster than floats, like they used to be when your company first started creating processors?  Are integers helpful for graphics using OpenGL, Vulkan, or DirectX? If the goal was to scan a human being in three dimensions, and display the scan on a monitor for medical purposes, and the measurements were all in microns, would it be better to store them in integers or floats?