GCC 4.5 vs. 4.6 On AMD's FX-4100 Bulldozer
Phoronix: GCC 4.5 vs. 4.6 On AMD's FX-4100 Bulldozer
In continuing from yesterday's AMD FX-4100 "Bulldozer" Linux benchmarks, here are more Ubuntu test results from this system comparing the stock GCC 4.5.2 and GCC 4.6.1 compilers for the new Bulldozer platform.
another incomplete article! why?!
Michael, I personally don't really like that you are pumping out articles with bits and pieces of information instead of doing all benchmarks and writing proper performance analysis in a single, complete review?! I would appreciate the latter much more and I've heard similar comments from others as well.
To be more specific, in this case without benchmarks with proper compiler tuning for Barcelona architecture (-march=bdvar1 and others), IMO this article is just incomplete and kindof sucks.
You should really consider starting a blog section and have clear separation between these blog-like posts and proper reviews. Alternatively, if you want to still keep on pumping out partial reviews without calling them blog posts you could at least call them "pre-review" or something similar.