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GCC 4.8 To Bump Up Speed On NVIDIA's Tegra 3

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Published on 27 February 2013 05:05 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Compiler
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How's the NVIDIA Tegra 3 performance with its four Cortex-A9 cores performing under the forthcoming GCC 4.8 release? Here's some new benchmarks, similar to the recent compiler testing with the ARM Cortex-A15.

The compiler testing that was carried out on Monday were Cortex-A15 GCC 4.7 vs. 4.8 benchmarks. The A15 was in the form of a dual-core Samsung Exynos 5 Dual 1.7GHz SoC found on the Google Series 5 Chromebook. This testing is similar but was done from a NVIDIA Tegra 3 Cardhu tablet with four 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A9 cores.

GCC 4.7.2 was compared to GCC 4.8.0 2012-02-23. Benchmark results in full are available on OpenBenchmarking.org via 1302266-FO-NVIDIATEG06.

Overall, these results plus the other results, show there are some performance gains to find with the quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 with the forthcoming GCC 4.8 compiler. GCC 4.8 should be officially released by April, if all goes according to plan, with its many new features.

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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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