This was a command line application. Maybe GUI ones (using .NET) would be faster in microsoft's compiler? I'm n00b to this but it seemed pretty wierd that it would be that much better when I compiled with MinGW.. ?
One of the ones I am referring to is a command line app. The libraries perform the tasks differently (e.g pow()) and thus will take different amounts of time to execute them. Some functions in each compiler will out-perform others.