Features and Benefits

The Intel® C++ Compiler allows your software to perform best on computers based on the Intel architecture. Using new compiler optimizations, such as profile-guided optimization, prefetch instruction and support for Streaming SIMD Extensions (SSE) and Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2), the Intel C++ Compiler provides high performance.

Feature Benefit
High Performance Achieve a significant performance gain by using optimizations
Support for Streaming SIMD Extensions Advantage of Intel microarchitecture
Automatic vectorizer Advantage of SIMD parallelism in your code achieved automatically
OpenMP* Support Shared memory parallel programming
Floating-point optimizations Improved floating-point performance
Data prefetching Improved performance due to the accelerated data delivery
Interprocedural optimizations Larger application modules perform better
Profile-guided optimization Improved performance based on profiling frequently-used functions
Processor dispatch Taking advantage of the latest Intel architecture features while maintaining object code compatibility with previous generations of Intel® Pentium® processors (for IA-32-based systems only).