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[4]: GCC > LLVM
by Neolander on Fri 8th Oct 2010 18:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: GCC > LLVM"
Neolander
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A lot of these are outdated. They use GCC 4.3, 4.2, and, would you believe it, one (clamAV) even uses GCC 3.4 ! ^^'

The sole test using up-to-date GCC is the 2010 one, and it shows that GCC 4.5 is often pretty close to ICC in terms of performance, although compilation is much slower.

Two concerns :
-This was a svn, pre-beta build of GCC, so compilation performance has probably improved a bit (though one should test this).
-Also, I would like to know how code generated by ICC behaves on AMD processors.

You do have a point about ICC not being outdated, and being faster on at least some Intel processors, though.

Edited 2010-10-08 18:48 UTC

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