Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Oct 2010 19:10 UTC, submitted by tyrione
General Development LLVM 2.8 has been released. The release notes describe this new, ehm, release in greater detail, so head on over and give it a read.
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RE[3]: GCC > LLVM
by nt_jerkface on Fri 8th Oct 2010 18:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: GCC > LLVM"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

Talk is cheap, real benchmarks are more telling.

The one I provided was from 2009.

Here's another from 2010:
http://macles.blogspot.com/2010/08/intel-atom-icc-gcc-clang.html

Here is another:
http://www.luxrender.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=603

ffmpeg benchmark:
http://geminialpha.blogspot.com/2008/03/icc-vs-gcc-43.html

Here is someone showing how clamav can be recompiled with icc for a significant performance boost:
http://groups.google.com/group/linuxdna/browse_thread/thread/36a354...

I see no reason why I should believe that GCC will create a faster binary in most cases. But if you would like to convince me otherwise then pick some commonly used open source programs and create your own benchmarks.

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