amd processors seem slow at running configure?

Roderick Colenbrander thunderbird2k at
Fri Sep 16 12:07:00 CDT 2011

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 8:35 PM, Dan Kegel <dank at> wrote:
> My new AMD a8-3850 takes 77 seconds to run wine's configure script.
> (Using -C cuts the time by 40 seconds.)
> Austin's Phenom II X4 940 takes 61 seconds.
> My i7 takes 32 seconds... but even the lowly e7300 only takes 38 seconds.
> The same seems to hold for doing builds with ccache; AMD fares poorly
> there somehow compared to similar intel chips.
> Does anyone have an AMD-based system that can run configure in under 40 seconds?

The Llano APUs lack L3 cache which can make them quite a bit slower
than AMD Phenom CPUs. Also make sure that your RAM really runs at high
clock speeds.


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