Llano on Linux, good but not good enough
Subject: Processors | August 22, 2011 - 12:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: amd, linux, llano, a8-3850
Phoronix is still satisfying their curiosity about the performance of Llano under Linux. To that end they assembled an A8-3850 with Gigabyte's GA-A75M-UD2H motherboard, 2GB of DDR3 memory, and a 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD and installed Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit, GNOME 2.32.1, X.Org Server 1.10.1, and an EXT4 file-system. To power the system they had a few choices but unfortunately the one they were most interested in, AMD's Open64 4.2.4, failed to compile. That left them with two versions of GCC and Clang to test in a variety of benchmarks. There is still some work to do to bring all of the power of Llano to Linux, but for now this will give you a good idea which to use.
"Last week were a set of AMD Fusion A8-3850 Linux benchmarks on Phoronix, but for you this week is a look at the AMD Fusion "Llano" APU performance when trying out a few different compilers. In particular, the latest GCC release and then using the highly promising Clang compiler on LLVM, the Low-Level Virtual Machine."
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