PBLENDW (Blend Packed Words)

Opcodes

Opcode/Instruction Op/En 64/32 bit Mode Support CPUID Feature Flag Description
66 0F 3A 0E /r ib PBLENDW xmm1, xmm2/m128, imm8 RMI V/V SSE4_1 Select words from xmm1 and xmm2/m128 from mask specified in imm8 and store the values into xmm1.
VEX.NDS.128.66.0F3A.WIG 0E /r ib VPBLENDW xmm1, xmm2, xmm3/m128, imm8 RVMI V/V AVX Select words from xmm2 and xmm3/m128 from mask specified in imm8 and store the values into xmm1.
VEX.NDS.256.66.0F3A.WIG 0E /r ib VPBLENDW ymm1, ymm2, ymm3/m256, imm8 RVMI V/V AVX2 Select words from ymm2 and ymm3/m256 from mask specified in imm8 and store the values into ymm1.

Instruction Operand Encoding

Op/En Operand 1 Operand 2 Operand 3 Operand 4
RMI ModRM:reg (r, w) ModRM:r/m (r) imm8 NA
RVMI ModRM:reg (w) VEX.vvvv (r) ModRM:r/m (r) imm8

Description

Words from the source operand (second operand) are conditionally written to the destination operand (first operand) depending on bits in the immediate operand (third operand). The immediate bits (bits 7:0) form a mask that determines whether the corresponding word in the destination is copied from the source. If a bit in the mask, corresponding to a word, is “1", then the word is copied, else the word element in the destination operand is unchanged.

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

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

VEX.256 encoded version: The first source operand is a YMM register. The second source operand is a YMM register or a 256-bit memory location. The destination operand is a YMM register.

Operation

PBLENDW (128-bit Legacy SSE version)

IF (imm8[0] = 1) THEN DEST[15:0] ← SRC[15:0]
ELSE DEST[15:0] ← DEST[15:0]
IF (imm8[1] = 1) THEN DEST[31:16] ← SRC[31:16]
ELSE DEST[31:16] ← DEST[31:16]
IF (imm8[2] = 1) THEN DEST[47:32] ← SRC[47:32]
ELSE DEST[47:32] ← DEST[47:32]
IF (imm8[3] = 1) THEN DEST[63:48] ← SRC[63:48]
ELSE DEST[63:48] ← DEST[63:48]
IF (imm8[4] = 1) THEN DEST[79:64] ← SRC[79:64]
ELSE DEST[79:64] ← DEST[79:64]
IF (imm8[5] = 1) THEN DEST[95:80] ← SRC[95:80]
ELSE DEST[95:80] ← DEST[95:80]
IF (imm8[6] = 1) THEN DEST[111:96] ← SRC[111:96]
ELSE DEST[111:96] ← DEST[111:96]
IF (imm8[7] = 1) THEN DEST[127:112] ← SRC[127:112]
ELSE DEST[127:112] ← DEST[127:112]

VPBLENDW (VEX.128 encoded version)

IF (imm8[0] = 1) THEN DEST[15:0] ← SRC2[15:0]
ELSE DEST[15:0] ← SRC1[15:0]
IF (imm8[1] = 1) THEN DEST[31:16] ← SRC2[31:16]
ELSE DEST[31:16] ← SRC1[31:16]
IF (imm8[2] = 1) THEN DEST[47:32] ← SRC2[47:32]
ELSE DEST[47:32] ← SRC1[47:32]
IF (imm8[3] = 1) THEN DEST[63:48] ← SRC2[63:48]
ELSE DEST[63:48] ← SRC1[63:48]
IF (imm8[4] = 1) THEN DEST[79:64] ← SRC2[79:64]
ELSE DEST[79:64] ← SRC1[79:64]
IF (imm8[5] = 1) THEN DEST[95:80] ← SRC2[95:80]
ELSE DEST[95:80] ← SRC1[95:80]
IF (imm8[6] = 1) THEN DEST[111:96] ← SRC2[111:96]
ELSE DEST[111:96] ← SRC1[111:96]
IF (imm8[7] = 1) THEN DEST[127:112] ← SRC2[127:112]
ELSE DEST[127:112] ← SRC1[127:112]
DEST[VLMAX-1:128] ← 0

VPBLENDW (VEX.256 encoded version)

IF (imm8[0] == 1) THEN DEST[15:0] ← SRC2[15:0]
ELSE DEST[15:0] ← SRC1[15:0]
IF (imm8[1] == 1) THEN DEST[31:16] ← SRC2[31:16]
ELSE DEST[31:16] ← SRC1[31:16]
IF (imm8[2] == 1) THEN DEST[47:32] ← SRC2[47:32]
ELSE DEST[47:32] ← SRC1[47:32]
IF (imm8[3] == 1) THEN DEST[63:48] ← SRC2[63:48]
ELSE DEST[63:48] ← SRC1[63:48]
IF (imm8[4] == 1) THEN DEST[79:64] ← SRC2[79:64]
ELSE DEST[79:64] ← SRC1[79:64]
IF (imm8[5] == 1) THEN DEST[95:80] ← SRC2[95:80]
ELSE DEST[95:80] ← SRC1[95:80]
IF (imm8[6] == 1) THEN DEST[111:96] ← SRC2[111:96]
ELSE DEST[111:96] ← SRC1[111:96]
IF (imm8[7] == 1) THEN DEST[127:112] ← SRC2[127:112]
ELSE DEST[127:112] ← SRC1[127:112]
IF (imm8[0] == 1) THEN DEST[143:128] ← SRC2[143:128]
ELSE DEST[143:128] ← SRC1[143:128]
IF (imm8[1] == 1) THEN DEST[159:144] ← SRC2[159:144]
ELSE DEST[159:144] ← SRC1[159:144]
IF (imm8[2] == 1) THEN DEST[175:160] ← SRC2[175:160]
ELSE DEST[175:160] ← SRC1[175:160]
IF (imm8[3] == 1) THEN DEST[191:176] ← SRC2[191:176]
ELSE DEST[191:176] ← SRC1[191:176]
IF (imm8[4] == 1) THEN DEST[207:192] ← SRC2[207:192]
ELSE DEST[207:192] ← SRC1[207:192]
IF (imm8[5] == 1) THEN DEST[223:208] ← SRC2[223:208]
ELSE DEST[223:208] ← SRC1[223:208]
IF (imm8[6] == 1) THEN DEST[239:224] ← SRC2[239:224]
ELSE DEST[239:224] ← SRC1[239:224]
IF (imm8[7] == 1) THEN DEST[255:240] ← SRC2[255:240]
ELSE DEST[255:240] ← SRC1[255:240]

Intel C/C++ Compiler Intrinsic Equivalent

(V)PBLENDW:

__m128i _mm_blend_epi16 (__m128i v1, __m128i v2, const int mask);

VPBLENDW:

__m256i _mm256_blend_epi16 (__m256i v1, __m256i v2, const int mask)

Flags Affected

None.

SIMD Floating-Point Exceptions

None.

Other Exceptions

See Exceptions Type 4; additionally

#UD If VEX.L = 1.