MinGW / GCC
This is an applied test with the compilation of MAME source code using GCC under the MinGW development environment. We are now using version 5.1.4 of MinGW and compile the source code of Mame 0.133.
The Core i5-750 does well compared to the Core 2s – it’s in front of the QX9770 – but remains behind the Phenom II and far behind the Core i7s that put HyperThreading to very good use here. The Core i7-870 is once again just behind the i7-950.
We are now using vesion 3.9 64 bit WinRAR, which introduces new multithreading optimisations for the compression of a group of files.
Here HyperThreading doesn’t really have an impact and the i5-750 gives very good performance in comparison to the other processors. Note that the LGA1366 platform is out front, even at lower clocks as is the case with the i7-920 which does almost as well as the i7-870!