XMVectorSqrtEst function

Estimates the per-component square root of a vector.

Syntax

XMVECTOR XM_CALLCONV XMVectorSqrtEst(
  FXMVECTOR V
);

Parameters

V

Vector whose square root is estimated.

Return Value

Returns a vector. Each component is an estimate of the square-root of the corresponding component of V.

Remarks

The square-root operation handles special input values as follows.

Input Value Return Value
+Infinity +Infinity
+0.0f +0.0f
-0.0f -0.0f
< 0.0f QNaN*
 
  • Note that due to implementation details, VMX128 returns -Infinity in this case instead of the standard QNaN.

Est functions offer increased performance at the expense of reduced accuracy. Est functions are appropriate for non-critical calculations where accuracy can be sacrificed for speed. The exact amount of lost accuracy and speed increase are platform dependent.

Platform Requirements

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 or Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 with the Windows SDK for Windows 8. Supported for Win32 desktop apps, Windows Store apps, and Windows Phone 8 apps.

Requirements

   
Target Platform Windows
Header directxmath.h (include DirectXMath.h)

See Also

Vector Arithmetic Functions

XMVectorSqrt