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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RE[2]: CPUID flags
by tylerdurden on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 22:45 UTC in reply to "RE: CPUID flags"
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How exactly is intel "crippling" millions of users around the world?

I don't particularly agree with this approach. But honestly, nobody is stopping AMD from developing their own compiler suite if they really so much about all those "millions of users around the world"

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RE[3]: CPUID flags
by cerbie on Mon 4th Jan 2010 01:16 in reply to "RE[2]: CPUID flags"
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Microsoft's compiler supports them well.
GCC supports them well.
LLVM supports them well.

Binaries made with the Intel compiler are AMD's only issue, and making their own compiler would not fix that problem.

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RE[3]: CPUID flags
by systyrant on Mon 4th Jan 2010 04:50 in reply to "RE[2]: CPUID flags"
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Try getting those developers to use it.

They never should have put it in place to begin with. Personally, I think they aught to have the shit slapped out of them.

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