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GCC 6.1 Compiler Optimization Level Benchmarks

Original post is here eklausmeier.goip.de/blog/2016/05-30-gcc-6-1-compiler-optimization-level-benchmarks.

In Effect of Optimizer in gcc on Intel/AMD and Power8 I measured speed ratios between optimized and non-optimized C code of three on Intel/AMD, and eight on Power8 (PowerPC) for integer calculations. For floating-point calculations the factors were two and three, respectively.

Michael Larabel in GCC 6.1 Compiler Optimization Level Benchmarks: -O0 To -Ofast + FLTO measured various optimization flags of the newest GCC.

For a Poisson solver the speed ratio between optimized and non-optimized code was five.