InterlockedMax function
Performs a guaranteed atomic max.
Syntax
void InterlockedMax(
in R dest,
in T value,
out T original_value
);
Parameters

dest [in]

Type: R
The destination address.

value [in]

Type: T
The input value.

original_value [out]

Type: T
Optional. The original input value.
Return value
This function does not return a value.
Remarks
This operation can only be performed on int and uint typed resources and shared memory variables. There are two possible uses for this function. The first is when R is a shared memory variable type. In this case, the function performs an atomic max of value to the shared memory register referenced by dest. The second scenario is when R is a resource variable type. In this scenario, the function performs an atomic max of value to the resource location referenced by dest. The overloaded function has an additional output variable which will be set to the original value of dest. This overloaded operation is only available when R is readable and writable.
Minimum Shader Model
This function is supported in the following shader models.
Shader Model  Supported 

Shader Model 5 and higher shader models  yes 
This function is supported in the following types of shaders:
Vertex  Hull  Domain  Geometry  Pixel  Compute 

x  x 
See also