Float16 on CPU torch support

I’ve read about torch not supporting float16 on CPU when trying to test microsoft/phi2 model.
Example threads:

How come the following code works on a GPT2 model where I’m seemingly setting it to run in that config? Is torch_dtype somehow different than the topic in those comments?

        pipe = transformers.pipeline('text-generation', model=model, tokenizer=tokenizer, device="cpu", torch_dtype=torch.float16)

        res = pipe("Here is a recipe for vegan banana bread:\n",