LDTILECFG—Load Tile Configuration

Opcode/Instruction Op/En 64/32 bit Mode Support CPUID Feature Flag Description
VEX.128.NP.0F38.W0 49 !(11):000:bbb LDTILECFG m512 A V/N.E. AMX-TILE Load tile configuration as specified in m512.

Instruction Operand Encoding

Op/En Tuple Operand 1 Operand 2 Operand 3 Operand 4
A N/A ModRM:r/m (r) N/A N/A N/A


The LDTILECFG instruction takes an operand containing a pointer to a 64-byte memory location containing the description of the tiles to be supported. In order to configure the tiles, the AMX-TILE bit in CPUID must be set and the operating system has to have enabled the tiles architecture.

The memory area contains the palette and describes how many tiles are being used and defines each tile in terms of rows and column bytes. Requests must be compatible with the restrictions provided by CPUID; see Table 3-10 below.

Table 3-10. Memory Area Layout

Byte(s) Field Name Description
0 palette Palette selects the supported configuration of the tiles that will be used.
1 start_row start_row is used for storing the restart values for interrupted operations.
2-15 reserved, must be zero
16-17 tile0.colsb Tile 0 bytes per row.
18-19 tile1.colsb Tile 1 bytes per row.
20-21 tile2.colsb Tile 2 bytes per row.
... (sequence continues)
30-31 tile7.colsb Tile 7 bytes per row.
32-47 reserved, must be zero
48 tile0.rows Tile 0 rows.
49 tile1.rows Tile 1 rows.
50 tile2.rows Tile 2 rows.
... (sequence continues)
55 tile7.rows Tile 7 rows.
56-63 reserved, must be zero

If a tile row and column pair is not used to specify tile parameters, they must have the value zero. All enabled tiles (based on the palette) must be configured. Specifying tile parameters for more tiles than the implementation limit or the palette limit results in a #GP fault.

If the palette_id is zero, that signifies the INIT state for both TILECFG and TILEDATA. Tiles are zeroed in the INIT state. The only legal non-INIT value for palette_id is 1.

Any attempt to execute the LDTILECFG instruction inside an Intel TSX transaction will result in a transaction abort.



error := False

buf := read_memory(mem, 64)

temp_tilecfg.palette_id := buf.byte[0]

if temp_tilecfg.palette_id > max_palette:

error := True

if not xcr0_supports_palette(temp_tilecfg.palette_id):

error := True

if temp_tilecfg.palette_id !=0:

temp_tilecfg.start_row := buf.byte[1]

if buf.byte[2..15] is nonzero:

error := True

p := 16

# configure columns

for n in 0 ... palette_table[temp_tilecfg.palette_id].max_names-1:

temp_tilecfg.t[n].colsb:= buf.word[p/2]

p := p + 2

if temp_tilecfg.t[n].colsb > palette_table[temp_tilecfg.palette_id].bytes_per_row:

error := True

if nonzero(buf[p...47]):

error := True

# configure rows

p := 48

for n in 0 ... palette_table[temp_tilecfg.palette_id].max_names-1:

temp_tilecfg.t[n].rows:= buf.byte[p]

if temp_tilecfg.t[n].rows > palette_table[temp_tilecfg.palette_id].max_rows:

error := True

p := p + 1

if nonzero(buf[p...63]):

error := True

# validate each tile's row & col configs are reasonable and enable the valid tiles

for n in 0 ... palette_table[temp_tilecfg.palette_id].max_names-1:

if temp_tilecfg.t[n].rows !=0 and temp_tilecfg.t[n].colsb != 0:

temp_tilecfg.t[n].valid := 1

elif temp_tilecfg.t[n].rows == 0 and temp_tilecfg.t[n].colsb == 0:

temp_tilecfg.t[n].valid := 0


error := True// one of rows or colsbwas 0 but not both.

if error:


elif temp_tilecfg.palette_id == 0:

TILES_CONFIGURED := 0// init state

tilecfg := 0// equivalent to 64B of zeros



tilecfg := temp_tilecfg



Intel C/C++ Compiler Intrinsic Equivalent

LDTILECFG void _tile_loadconfig(const void *);

Flags Affected



AMX-E1; see Section 2.10, “Intel® AMX Instruction Exception Classes” for details.