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Can someone explain to me what's the benefits of Intel's Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX) instruction set architecture?

The simplest explanation I could find was here, but I still don't understand the benefits to me as a developer. Does it mean that if I'm using a supporting processor, a compiler with TSX support (gcc >=4.7) will produce native code that makes use of TSX instructions to improve performance of any multithread application that uses spinlocks?

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