GCC 4.8.0 vs. LLVM Clang 3.3 Compiler Performance
Phoronix: GCC 4.8.0 vs. LLVM Clang 3.3 Compiler Performance
In preparation for the upcoming release of LLVM 3.3, here is an extensive round of C/C++ benchmarks from GCC 4.8.0, LLVM Clang 3.2, and LLVM Clang 3.3-rc1 to look at the Linux compiler performance. Benchmarks happened from three different systems bearing Intel Core i7 3960X, AMD FX-8350, and Intel Core i3 3217U processors for a diverse look at the performance.
Interesting, I remember the last time clang was tested using an AMD CPU the performance was abysmal compared to GCC.
and for being ~$800 cheaper, the FX-8350 performs pretty well in general.
Last edited by peppercats; 05-25-2013 at 02:42 AM.
I'm very surprised about FX perfomance in some tests.
Originally Posted by peppercats
Clang: seems like next release will finally beat GCC, and be a good replacement for it (except OpenMP).
I'm not surprised at all, anything that is heavily parallel strongly favours the Bulldozer/Pilerdriver architecture, such that in some benchmarks on other sites it trounced the i7 3990X.
Originally Posted by leonmaxx
Yeah, the issue is just finding the right benchmark to fully exploit the hardware. Your typical desktop workload is going to be a lot slower since it's mostly single threaded.
Originally Posted by Luke_Wolf
Well here's the thing... that's not really true for one simple reason a desktop workload unlike a benchmark (outside of gaming) doesn't consist of running a single application at a time, just an example from myself I've got firefox open with a number of tabs, my IDE, a konsole, my chat clients and dolphin, as well as stuff like dropbox running in the background. any one of these (ignoring the coding and thus compiling) is not particularly heavily threaded but since I'm running all these things I'm taking advantage of more cores. It's certainly not enough to push it up to beating a 3990X but that's besides the point.
Originally Posted by smitty3268
Under "next release" i mean Clang 3.4 or later... Sorry for my bad English.
Originally Posted by ArneBab