AMDZone's Athlon/Duron optimized FlasK project
Why does everything have to be optimized for Intel processors? Case in point: the FlasK controversy. The folks over at AMDZone have begun a FlasK optimization project by rewriting the binaries and benchmarks to run faster on AMD Athlon and Duron processors.
Recent benchmarks have shown optimized source code for the Pentium 4 to be faster than an Athlon at DIVX encoding. This is not necessarily the case given equal attention to coding for the Athlon.
New version is more than twice as fast as the old one. When will it be finished? Not until the Intel Pentium 4 is completely embarrassed ;) Adding the new optimized code was quite painless and took all of one hour to add. ;)
Ah, the wonders of science. This may be a non-issue for some but in the interests of equal time, check out their results here