AMD FX-8150 With The Open64 5.0 Compiler
Phoronix: AMD FX-8150 With The Open64 5.0 Compiler
The Open64 5.0 compiler was released earlier this month with many changes, among the prominently noted items were greater optimizations for AMD's Bulldozer CPUs. In this article is a first-look at the Open64 5.0 compiler performance compared to its earlier release, as tested on an AMD FX-8150 eight-core "Bulldozer" processor.
Offloading FP to GPU should mean lower prices than current CPUs
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