Chess Benchmarks

Although TSCP is neither a model of practical application nor synthetic benchmark, it does provide us with some valuable data for different breakdowns of compiler flags. As we have mentioned in past Linux analyses, compiler flags can show large differences between processors if they are used incorrectly. Below, you can see the 32-bit and 64-bit binaries as they are compiled via GCC 3.4.1.

Hold your mouse over for the 64-bit graph.

The difference in optimizations does not appear as dramatic with GCC 3.4.1. If you recall some of our previous benchmarks, we were getting differences as much as 20% with -O2 and -O3. The Extreme Edition processor really pulls ahead in this benchmark, which surprised us at first; we don't see the FX-53 performing better over the Athlon 64's with its additional L2 cache.

Rendering Benchmarks Compiling Benchmarks


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  • ravedave - Monday, September 20, 2004 - link

    What klah is trying to say in too many and too big of words : Make the scale the same for the mouseover pics.

    Also make the picture height the same as well if possible.

    Otherwise a very good article.

    Has anyone thought of making an open office benchmark for linux?

  • klah - Monday, September 20, 2004 - link

    Good article, but I have a comment on the mouse-over graphs. They work well in other articles such as the recent DVR-108D article where the scale and axes remain constant. In this case however the layout and in some cases even the scale are different between the two graphs. It would be easier to compare the two if the scale was the same and processors were in the same layout(spacing/location), with the inapplicable processors still listed to maintain the same appearance between the two.

    If that explanation is nonsensical I can create a few images to try to elucidate my point.

  • Decoder - Monday, September 20, 2004 - link

    "Hold your mouse over for the 64-bit graph."

    I like to see the 32 and 64 bits on the same graph. Why not use Athlon FX-53 (32) and Athlon FX-53 (64) for labels?


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