The "timed compilation" benchmarks are interesting, but would it be possible to compare AMD Phenom X3, X4 and Intel Core2 and Core Quad on a "timed compilation" benchmark ???
All processors clocked at same speed, just to see the real differences between the various processors ? Knowing that GCC is a true multi-thread application.
In fact, I'm using Gentoo and asking myself how much the "true quad core design" of AMD Phenom can handle the massive cache of the Core2 family ??
If you can do it, such a test would be great !