PMAXUD/PMAXUQ — Maximum of Packed Unsigned Integers

Opcode/Instruction Op/En 64/32 bit Mode Support CPUID Feature Flag Description
66 0F 38 3F /r PMAXUD xmm1, xmm2/m128 A V/V SSE4_1 Compare packed unsigned dword integers in xmm1 and xmm2/m128 and store packed maximum values in xmm1.
VEX.128.66.0F38.WIG 3F /r VPMAXUD xmm1, xmm2, xmm3/m128 B V/V AVX Compare packed unsigned dword integers in xmm2 and xmm3/m128 and store packed maximum values in xmm1.
VEX.256.66.0F38.WIG 3F /r VPMAXUD ymm1, ymm2, ymm3/m256 B V/V AVX2 Compare packed unsigned dword integers in ymm2 and ymm3/m256 and store packed maximum values in ymm1.
EVEX.128.66.0F38.W0 3F /r VPMAXUD xmm1 {k1}{z}, xmm2, xmm3/m128/m32bcst C V/V AVX512VL AVX512F Compare packed unsigned dword integers in xmm2 and xmm3/m128/m32bcst and store packed maximum values in xmm1 under writemask k1.
EVEX.256.66.0F38.W0 3F /r VPMAXUD ymm1 {k1}{z}, ymm2, ymm3/m256/m32bcst C V/V AVX512VL AVX512F Compare packed unsigned dword integers in ymm2 and ymm3/m256/m32bcst and store packed maximum values in ymm1 under writemask k1.
EVEX.512.66.0F38.W0 3F /r VPMAXUD zmm1 {k1}{z}, zmm2, zmm3/m512/m32bcst C V/V AVX512F Compare packed unsigned dword integers in zmm2 and zmm3/m512/m32bcst and store packed maximum values in zmm1 under writemask k1.
EVEX.128.66.0F38.W1 3F /r VPMAXUQ xmm1 {k1}{z}, xmm2, xmm3/m128/m64bcst C V/V AVX512VL AVX512F Compare packed unsigned qword integers in xmm2 and xmm3/m128/m64bcst and store packed maximum values in xmm1 under writemask k1.
EVEX.256.66.0F38.W1 3F /r VPMAXUQ ymm1 {k1}{z}, ymm2, ymm3/m256/m64bcst C V/V AVX512VL AVX512F Compare packed unsigned qword integers in ymm2 and ymm3/m256/m64bcst and store packed maximum values in ymm1 under writemask k1.
EVEX.512.66.0F38.W1 3F /r VPMAXUQ zmm1 {k1}{z}, zmm2, zmm3/m512/m64bcst C V/V AVX512F Compare packed unsigned qword integers in zmm2 and zmm3/m512/m64bcst and store packed maximum values in zmm1 under writemask k1.

Instruction Operand Encoding

Op/En Tuple Type Operand 1 Operand 2 Operand 3 Operand 4
A NA ModRM:reg (r, w) ModRM:r/m (r) NA NA
B NA ModRM:reg (w) VEX.vvvv ModRM:r/m (r) NA
C Full ModRM:reg (w) EVEX.vvvv ModRM:r/m (r) NA

Description

Performs a SIMD compare of the packed unsigned dword or qword integers in the second source operand and the first source operand and returns the maximum value for each pair of integers to the destination operand.

128-bit Legacy SSE version: The first source and destination operands are XMM registers. The second source operand is an XMM register or a 128-bit memory location. Bits (MAXVL-1:128) of the corresponding destination register remain unchanged.

VEX.128 encoded version: The first source and destination operands are XMM registers. The second source operand is an XMM register or a 128-bit memory location. Bits (MAXVL-1:128) of the corresponding destination register are zeroed.

VEX.256 encoded version: The first source operand is a YMM register; The second source operand is a YMM register or 256-bit memory location. Bits (MAXVL-1:256) of the corresponding destination register are zeroed.

EVEX encoded versions: The first source operand is a ZMM/YMM/XMM register; The second source operand is a ZMM/YMM/XMM register, a 512/256/128-bit memory location or a 512/256/128-bit vector broadcasted from a 32/64-bit memory location. The destination operand is conditionally updated based on writemask k1.

Operation

PMAXUD (128-bit Legacy SSE version)

    IF DEST[31:0] >SRC[31:0] THEN
        DEST[31:0] ← DEST[31:0];
    ELSE
        DEST[31:0]←SRC[31:0]; FI;
    (* Repeat operation for 2nd through 7th words in source and destination operands *)
    IF DEST[127:96] >SRC[127:96] THEN
        DEST[127:96] ← DEST[127:96];
    ELSE
        DEST[127:96]←SRC[127:96]; FI;
DEST[MAXVL-1:128] (Unmodified)

VPMAXUD (VEX.128 encoded version)

    IF SRC1[31:0] > SRC2[31:0] THEN
        DEST[31:0] ← SRC1[31:0];
    ELSE
        DEST[31:0]←SRC2[31:0]; FI;
    (* Repeat operation for 2nd through 3rd dwords in source and destination operands *)
    IF SRC1[127:96] > SRC2[127:96] THEN
        DEST[127:96] ← SRC1[127:96];
    ELSE
        DEST[127:96]←SRC2[127:96]; FI;
DEST[MAXVL-1:128] ← 0

VPMAXUD (VEX.256 encoded version)

    IF SRC1[31:0] > SRC2[31:0] THEN
        DEST[31:0] ← SRC1[31:0];
    ELSE
        DEST[31:0]←SRC2[31:0]; FI;
    (* Repeat operation for 2nd through 7th dwords in source and destination operands *)
    IF SRC1[255:224] > SRC2[255:224] THEN
        DEST[255:224] ← SRC1[255:224];
    ELSE
        DEST[255:224]←SRC2[255:224]; FI;
DEST[MAXVL-1:256] ← 0

VPMAXUD (EVEX encoded versions)

(KL, VL) = (4, 128), (8, 256), (16, 512)
FOR j←0 TO KL-1
    i←j * 32
    IF k1[j] OR *no writemask* THEN
        IF (EVEX.b = 1) AND (SRC2 *is memory*)
            THEN
                IF SRC1[i+31:i] > SRC2[31:0]
                    THEN DEST[i+31:i]←SRC1[i+31:i];
                    ELSE DEST[i+31:i]←SRC2[31:0];
                FI;
            ELSE
                IF SRC1[i+31:i] > SRC2[i+31:i]
                    THEN DEST[i+31:i]←SRC1[i+31:i];
                    ELSE DEST[i+31:i]←SRC2[i+31:i];
            FI;
        FI;
        ELSE
            IF *merging-masking* ; merging-masking
                THEN *DEST[i+31:i] remains unchanged*
                ELSE ; zeroing-masking
                    THEN DEST[i+31:i]←0
            FI
    FI;
ENDFOR;
DEST[MAXVL-1:VL] ← 0

VPMAXUQ (EVEX encoded versions)

(KL, VL) = (2, 128), (4, 256), (8, 512)
FOR j←0 TO KL-1
    i←j * 64
    IF k1[j] OR *no writemask* THEN
        IF (EVEX.b = 1) AND (SRC2 *is memory*)
            THEN
                IF SRC1[i+63:i] > SRC2[63:0]
                    THEN DEST[i+63:i]←SRC1[i+63:i];
                    ELSE DEST[i+63:i]←SRC2[63:0];
                FI;
            ELSE
                IF SRC1[i+31:i] > SRC2[i+31:i]
                    THEN DEST[i+63:i]←SRC1[i+63:i];
                    ELSE DEST[i+63:i]←SRC2[i+63:i];
            FI;
        FI;
        ELSE
            IF *merging-masking* ; merging-masking
                THEN *DEST[i+63:i] remains unchanged*
                ELSE
                        ; zeroing-masking
                    THEN DEST[i+63:i]←0
            FI
    FI;
ENDFOR;
DEST[MAXVL-1:VL] ← 0

Intel C/C++ Compiler Intrinsic Equivalent

VPMAXUD __m512i _mm512_max_epu32( __m512i a, __m512i b);
VPMAXUD __m512i _mm512_mask_max_epu32(__m512i s, __mmask16 k, __m512i a, __m512i b);
VPMAXUD __m512i _mm512_maskz_max_epu32( __mmask16 k, __m512i a, __m512i b);
VPMAXUQ __m512i _mm512_max_epu64( __m512i a, __m512i b);
VPMAXUQ __m512i _mm512_mask_max_epu64(__m512i s, __mmask8 k, __m512i a, __m512i b);
VPMAXUQ __m512i _mm512_maskz_max_epu64( __mmask8 k, __m512i a, __m512i b);
VPMAXUD __m256i _mm256_mask_max_epu32(__m256i s, __mmask16 k, __m256i a, __m256i b);
VPMAXUD __m256i _mm256_maskz_max_epu32( __mmask16 k, __m256i a, __m256i b);
VPMAXUQ __m256i _mm256_mask_max_epu64(__m256i s, __mmask8 k, __m256i a, __m256i b);
VPMAXUQ __m256i _mm256_maskz_max_epu64( __mmask8 k, __m256i a, __m256i b);
VPMAXUD __m128i _mm_mask_max_epu32(__m128i s, __mmask8 k, __m128i a, __m128i b);
VPMAXUD __m128i _mm_maskz_max_epu32( __mmask8 k, __m128i a, __m128i b);
VPMAXUQ __m128i _mm_mask_max_epu64(__m128i s, __mmask8 k, __m128i a, __m128i b);
VPMAXUQ __m128i _mm_maskz_max_epu64( __mmask8 k, __m128i a, __m128i b);
(V)PMAXUD __m128i _mm_max_epu32 ( __m128i a, __m128i b);
VPMAXUD __m256i _mm256_max_epu32 ( __m256i a, __m256i b);

SIMD Floating-Point Exceptions

None

Other Exceptions

Non-EVEX-encoded instruction, see Exceptions Type 4.

EVEX-encoded instruction, see Exceptions Type E4.