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When is a compute shader more efficient than a pixel shader for image filtering?

Image filtering operations such as blurs, SSAO, bloom and so forth are usually done using pixel shaders and "gather" operations, where each pixel shader invocation issues a number of texture fetches ...
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Threads lockstep and conditions in compute shader

I'm working with DirectCompute, but this question can be applied to general gpu programming I suppose. As far as I know the threads in a group works in a lockstep. ...
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CUDA/OpenCL vs OpenGL compute shader for Path tracer

So I want to implement a path tracer and I am confused between GPGPU computing or using OpenGL's compute shaders. I've already implemented a raytracer using GL's compute shaders. What are the main ...
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