[PC-BSD Testing] New blurb I thought some might like about AMD v Intel

Mike Bybee mbybee at dometrilogy.com
Mon Jan 4 15:00:10 PST 2010

On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 3:18 PM, Josh Paetzel <josh at tcbug.org> wrote:

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> Mike Bybee wrote:
> >>
> >>
> > I've been experimenting a bit with clang and llvm on FreeBSD/PC-BSD and
> > Debian lately. I haven't tried doing any performance testing with the
> > compiled executables against the Intel compiler, but it does compare
> > favorably with gcc. Really close in execution time, but compiles FAR
> faster.
> >
> I'd be surprised if gcc is anywhere near the Intel compiler.  Last
> commercial compiler I had any experience with was MIPSpro, and gcc
> wasn't even in the same ballpark when it came to performance.
I'd be pretty disappointed in Intel if they couldn't write a better compiler
than Stallman :)

Mike Bybee
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