More Bulldozer Linux benchmarks are on the way now that there's the AMD FX-8150 at hand for benchmarking, but as these benchmarks show, simply upgrading from GCC 4.5 to GCC 4.6 won't yield any real improvements for the new AMD processors when using the stock compiler flags. Some tuned compiler tests, a look at AVX on Bulldozer, and other articles are among what's coming up for the FX-8150 system.
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