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Old 08-20-07, 03:39 AM   #27
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Default Re: What flavor are you using?

Originally Posted by curaga
It is worth it. When I compared an optimized one on P3-703 to an unoptimized one on P3-1066, the slower comp easily outran the faster one. The difference was truly noticable!
Being the sceptic I am, would you mind giving out the details? What application(s) gain the best performance boost? What architectures were the executables compiled for?

I understand that compiling for i686 or x86_64 will give you an edge over i386 for certain (multimedia related) tasks, but generally speaking... I haven't really experimented with "ordinary" applications.
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