Willus.com's 2011 Win32/64 C Compiler Benchmarks:
5. Test Hardware
I didn't feel as compelled to run these codes on a bunch of different systems
this time, as I did in 2002.
Intel Core-i3/i5/i7 chips are quite prevalent now, and I'm lazy,
so, with no disrespect intended towards AMD and other non-Intel x86 CPUs,
I ran the benchmarks only on my home PC,
a 2010-vintage system with a Core i5-670 CPU that turbo boosts to
3.73 GHz. My motherboard is an Asus P7H57D-V EVO with 16 GB of
DDR-3 1333 MHz RAM. The O/S is 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate.
I was careful to disable antivirus
programs (after disconnecting from the internet)
during the testing so that they did not affect the results.