Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 20:32 UTC
General Development Here's something you probably don't know, but really should - especially if you're a programmer, and especially especially if you're using Intel's compiler. It's a fact that's not widely known, but Intel's compiler deliberately and knowingly cripples performance for non-Intel (AMD/VIA) processors.
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jbettcher
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2008-06-15

The main people this bug bothers and has hindered:

People with AMD systems using the ICC compiler. (which would make me ask why)

Intel hasn't hindered AMD in anyway when it comes to the normal XP/Vista/7 user running an AMD system, different C compilers were used to generate their programs and optimizations have been put in place by other developers.

Sure this make Intel look like bastards for their tactics with their own compiler. But if this was some huge sabotage move like people are making it to be Intel would've been sued into oblivion by now.

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