GCC 11 PGO With The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X For Faster Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 31 August 2021. Page 4 of 4. 13 Comments

Out of 54 different tests ran, making use of PGO certainly led to higher performance in the far majority of them... In the cases where the PGO-built benchmark didn't lead, the results were all a wash and within the margin of error.

If taking the geometric mean of all 54 benchmarks, making use of GCC 11 profile guided optimizations on this Ryzen 9 5950X system was leading to around a 12% improvement overall. Apache HTTPD enjoyed the largest gains for simple, static website serving while AOM-AV1, SVT-AV1, Himeno, NCNN, and other software was seeing improvements from a couple percent up to around 10%.

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