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Intel's Compiler

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Ahhzz, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Ahhzz


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    An interesting article regarding the use of Intel's compiler .

    To summarize, it looks like intel's compiler has been shown to favor Intel chips when compiling applications. It was tested by using applications to change the CPUID, and on the same chip, variations ranged from minor to blatant when changed from VIA and AMD to Intel. You might think "Well, sure! If the compiler thinks it's an Intel, it will write differently, and use different built-in instructions!" but actually, that should cause the scores to drop, since the program would be issuing commands to the processor that it wouldn't have built in, causing worse scores... Interesting read anyway.....

    To those that simply want to say "Propaganda", it should be noted that AMD and the FTC actually won lawsuits based on these improper business practices against Intel...

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