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  • #16
    Originally posted by fernandoc1 View Post
    I would like to see FreeBSD against Gentoo Linux, which I assume that should be one of the best performance Linux distribution.
    Only if you've set it up properly, and even then it might not make a large difference. Gentoo has its strengths in customisation and clean package management; performance is just a by-product of being a source-based distro. So you might see better performance in cpu-bound games that are compiled from source, I doubt you'll see much difference with something like Unigine's Heaven benchmark. That assumes all other things are equal of course, but they won't be: Gentoo being a rolling release will have different xserver versions, kernel, gcc, etc etc etc.
    Last edited by mirv; 09-07-2011, 08:24 AM.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by fernandoc1 View Post
      I would like to see FreeBSD against Gentoo Linux, which I assume that should be one of the best performance Linux distribution.
      Your assumption is like that of a Marxist, that work and value are inseparable.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by garytr24
        Your assumption is like that of a Marxist, that work and value are inseparable.
        I tip my hat to you, sir!

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        • #19
          So using two somewhat different setups you find that the Nvidia BSD driver is faster than the Nvidia Linux driver?

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Otus View Post
            So using two somewhat different setups you find that the Nvidia BSD driver is faster than the Nvidia Linux driver?
            Here's the thing, unless someone compares a barebone (low-end WM; composition disabled; services disabled; etc) on both ends, even this relatively benign statement above cannot be verified.

            ... The sad part of it is that AFAICS Michael is *indeed* trying to be productive, but somehow, his benchmark methodology always leaves something major behind

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            • #21
              I would care about this benchmark more if it could be reproduced across the proprietary drivers and across different hardware. If all this demonstrates is that the proprietary Nvidia driver performs better on BSD with this specific video card then my degree of caring is next to zero.

              Originally posted by garytr24 View Post
              Your assumption is like that of a Marxist, that work and value are inseparable.
              It isn't a wrong assumption, only a narrow one-dimensional one. Gentoo ought to be fastest if done properly. Without a doubt, Phoronix would fubar any benchmark involving Gentoo so I wouldn't bother.

              On that note... why bother giving the GCC version? Are they implying that the packages were built using the same toolchains as those installed on each system, and using similar options? I mean... they could have been, but that's hardly a given. Not that this would account for the differences here. Just sayin'

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              • #22
                FreeBSD vs Linux or Unity vs KDE?

                FreeBSD vs Linux or Unity vs KDE?

                Here's a comparison with some previous phoronix benchmarks of Desktop Environments.





                Notice the performance difference between KDE and Unity when using the NVidia driver and the similarities between the FreeBSD vs Linux results. I know enough. You just benchmarked Unity vs KDE again. And you prove again that the Nvidia driver performs best with KDE.

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                • #23
                  The labels in the new png graphs overlap:

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                  • #24
                    Why Ubuntu and not any other distro?
                    I don't care which one, but not Ubuntu, please.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
                      You just benchmarked Unity vs KDE again.
                      More precisely, he benchmarked [...] in composited and/(vs) uncomposited environment. LSS, another waste of time.

                      Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
                      And you prove again that the Nvidia driver performs best with KDE.
                      He proved nothing. http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...562#post211562

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by curaga View Post
                        The labels in the new png graphs overlap:

                        No they don't. Are you using opera? See
                        http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...he-Web-Browser

                        Chromium shows them fine. Check that this test runs correct in your browser.

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                        • #27
                          I find I get smoother performance on Linux using the low-latency version of the kernel.
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by DeiF View Post
                            Why Ubuntu and not any other distro?
                            I don't care which one, but not Ubuntu, please.
                            That's mainly because it's easy to install and run as a baseline, and say what you will, but it's one of the most (if not the most) popular out there. If he had more time, he'd run other distros, and actually occasionally does, so people can see what difference it makes. I should make it clear that I really don't like Ubuntu (personal taste only - it just doesn't click with me), but I can understand it being used.
                            As a result of this, I personally think that the headline was a little misleading; yes, Ubuntu is popular, but Ubuntu and GNU/Linux are not interchangeable terms. There were some other flaws (the whole unity vs kde thing) here too, though that's not normally the case.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
                              Notice the performance difference between KDE and Unity when using the NVidia driver and the similarities between the FreeBSD vs Linux results. I know enough. You just benchmarked Unity vs KDE again. And you prove again that the Nvidia driver performs best with KDE.
                              Brilliant !
                              It's worth an erratum

                              I was going to say something about PAE, in 386 mode you only use 3299MB, whereas with ubuntu pae kernel is used with full 4096MB.
                              So I was curious about freebsd supporting pae, and it does, simply by editing a config file : http://www.freebsd.org/doc/fr/books/...ig-config.html

                              By the way the system config svg is pretty much cropped on the right with Firefox 6 and Chromium 13 in Linux and no scrollbars this time

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by tuke81 View Post
                                No they don't. Are you using opera? See
                                http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...he-Web-Browser

                                Chromium shows them fine. Check that this test runs correct in your browser.
                                Please read my post again. png. Yes I have read that thread.

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