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AMD's FX-8150 Bulldozer Benefits From New Compilers, Tuning

Michael Larabel

Published on 18 April 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
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While Himeno between K8 and bdver1 yields a net performance improvement, when targeting k8-sse3/btver1/barcelona the performance was actually even better than when bdver1 was used.

Lastly, with C-Ray there is a small performance improvement in moving from k8-sse3, a large improvement in going from btver1 (Bobcat) to Barcelona, and then another nice boost going from Barcelona to the first-generation Bulldozer.

These open-source compiler test results from the AMD FX-8150 system can be compared to your compiler or system by using the 1203277-SU-BDVER1TUN05 and 1203270-SU-BULLDOZER17 result files in conjunction with OpenBenchmarking.org and the Phoronix Test Suite. Intel Ivy Bridge compiler tests are also coming up in the very near future.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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