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Still no library that is optimal on all processors
Author: Guest Date: 2012-05-17 11:38
I know this is an old blog but does anyone have any news on whether Intel has any intention of removing the performance throttle against AMD? Seems Antitrust lawsuits isn't enough, and only when Intel starts having to continually pay fines and compensation will they realise the costs of comensation is crippling them... since most users only care about performance, then use of Intel's compiler which is made to only benefit Intel CPUs is giving Intel an unfair advantage in the market, by costing AMD sales.

I suppose the only way around it is for developers to blacklist and boycott the Intel compilers and move to one that is independant of CPU vendors (i.e. open source or made by the developers themselves) Unfortunately this would cost time, effort and money and would be much easier to use Intel's considering that any such move would probably lead to Intel giving out sponsors or 'bribes' in the same way that AMD and Nvidia do with certain games, when the logo comes up at the start.

Whilst it could be true that Intel generally have better architechture and overall performance vs AMD, they shouldn't have to resort to cheating.

 
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