tribaljet wrote:... it certainly holds back higher performance that could be obtained when running specific Intel optimizations. ...
not wanting to to use ICC, as that would most likely show significant performance improvements on Intel CPUs rather than AMD CPUs
tribaljet wrote:Now, I'm not saying it is a correct attitude from Intel in terms of locking down additional optimizations when the GenuineIntel flag is missing, but now that the 3.6.x branch is reaching EOL status, maybe separate Intel and AMD packages could be made available.
Also, is there an alternative to ICC with the same level of optimizations, and that can bring AMD CPUs to the same performance level of Intel CPUs?
Hoggyy wrote:I would say why not have 2 different versions???
Moonchild wrote:it's the fact that there is an unfair play on the market that makes me not want to use the compiler.
stravinsky wrote:who gives a shit about benchmarks ?
Hoggyy wrote:But then again, I don't know how much is involved in producing separate versions (I'm not a programmer)... I have no idea if it's just different compiler optimizations or also changes in the code itself. If it's just different compiler optimizations, I would say why not have 2 different versions???
Moonchild wrote:In short: it would be a LOT of overhead for very little result, and less clarity for the user. I refuse to go down the "overclocker path" where people boast about 5 fps difference in a game that already gives them over 100 - you won't see it.
tribaljet wrote: we are still closer to 15fps rather than 100, to which a few % will make a difference.
Moonchild wrote:tribaljet wrote: we are still closer to 15fps rather than 100, to which a few % will make a difference.
Really now? So you are going to notice the difference between 15 fps and 15.2 fps when playing a game?
Seriously though, I simply don't have the resources in time & hardware (see above). And making an "experimental" build is simply not going help the overall Pale Moon project in any way. If I'm going to invest in a separate build, I need to be able to actually have it matter. I won't start making "private builds" for specific hardware combinations - if you're that serious about getting the few % more specifically for your hardware, then you can grab the source code and build it yourself!
This is probably an area where contributors can look into submitting a contributed binary to officially have released with Pale Moon branding, and go from there if it's really significant.
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