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Intel Sandy Bridge Shapes Up On GCC 4.7 Compiler

Michael Larabel

Published on 18 March 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
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When switching over to NASA's NAS Parallel Benchmarks (NPB), GCC 4.7 did show off some improvements over the GCC 4.6.3 stable compiler. These are the only set of Fortran-based tests in this article.

Compiling code with GCC 4.7 appears slower on Intel Sandy Bridge compared to GCC 4.6.

More results in full can be found on OpenBenchmarking.org. Some of the GCC 4.7 features can be read about in this article.

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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