AVX Optimization

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17 Jun, 2019 11:42 PM


Anyone know what compiler was used to build geekbench 4? Testing an E5 v3 and Skylake processor I don't see the performance gains I would have expected if AVX optimization were included during the compile. May be some off settings in the BIOS but I expected to see the 6148 ripping the 2690 on all tests, especially multicore.

Thank you,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by John on 18 Jun, 2019 04:41 AM

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    SGEMM and SFFT are the two workloads that are optimized to take advantage of AVX, AVX2, and AVX-512 instruction sets. The other workloads will only use SSE2 and SSE4 as generated by the compiler.

  2. 2 Posted by dameyer on 18 Jun, 2019 04:12 PM

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    I am in awe! Thank you for the fast and incredibly concise answer. One follow on question, For multicore tests, is the test using all available threads (Hyperthreads) or a reduced set? Some codes scale poorly as the cores in use increase. Just curious if you restrict the number of cores and/or restrict only to physical cores. I look forward to testing this on a Linux host.

    Thank you

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