DelphiTools – With XE2 now officially out, it’s time for a first look at Delphi XE2 compiler floating point performance (see previous episode). For a first look I’ll reuse a Mandelbrot benchmark, based on this code Mandelbrot Set in HTML 5 Canvas. What it tests are double-precision floating-point basic operations (add, sub, mult) in a tight loop, there is relatively little in the way of memory accesses (or shouldn’t be, to be more accurate). You can find the source code see there, it compiles pretty much straight away in XE2 (just comment out the asm for Win64). Benchmark results Without ...
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