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Re: intel's Linux compiler w/ Debian

On 03-Aug-2002 Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 02, 2002 at 01:15:28PM -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
>> I heard it produces more optimized binaries but of course this is only true
>> on
>> real Intel procs, not AMD or what not.
> Not so - AMD Palominos and Thuroughbreds support all of the Intel
> instructions and, naturally enough, the AMD chips are faster even with the
> Intel compiler..  Intel is .. displeased by this.

wow.  I was under the impression Intel's compiler did better work using their
knowledge of the pipelines and what not.

Either way gcc works just fine at $0 whereas the Intel is $399.

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