MinGW / GCC
This is an application 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.
Compilation is also in favour of the two Athlon II X4s, which are faster than the Q8200.
We are now using vesion 3.9 64 bit WinRAR, which introduces new multithreading optimisations for the compression of a group of files.
Here things are different as, even though WinRAR has been optimised for multithreading, going from 2 to 4 cores only has a very limited impact on performance, in the order of 5 to 10%. The small cache handicaps the Athlon II X4s here and they come in at the back of the field, behind even the E6300!