It's noticeably faster, about 20% more than earlier "Fusion" version, which makes it close to 40MB/s. Not too bad considering it is a full search. The new version 0.8 can be downloaded on LZ4 Homepage.
While working on the multi-level promotion improvement, i made a small mistake in the length counter loop, which made me discover a new trick about buffer management. Thanks to this trick, less verifications are necessary, and therefore speed is a little bit increased. This trick can be re-used in many other context, and as a consequence, can be speed up LZ4 Ultra-Fast too, which make it even faster. So you'll find a new version of LZ4 too. Funny how new ideas are sometimes discovered ...
|LZ4 "Ultra Fast"||0.5||2.062||232 MB/s||780 MB/s|
|LZ4HC "High Compression"||0.8||2.345||38.2 MB/s||835 MB/s|