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Fedora Core 5 Benchmarks

Michael Larabel

Published on 21 February 2006
Written by Michael Larabel
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Since the inception of the Fedora Core Project, thanks in part to Red Hat, Fedora has been largely leading the way for other distributions to be based upon it as well as setting the bar for future Linux distributions. Since the release of Fedora Core 1 (Yarrow) in November of 2003, the Fedora Foundation has been aiming at providing major updates approximately every nine months, and thus far they have stunned users every time with these releases -- Yarrow (Core 1), Tettnang (Core 2), Heidelberg (Core 3), and Stentz (Core 4). In fact, even though Fedora Core 5 is not out of the starting gates yet, planning has already begun for Fedora Core 6, which will likely premiere in late 2006 or early 2007. The release of Fedora Core 5 is quickly approaching, and is tentatively scheduled for March 15; however, the third and final test build has been released to the testing and development community. Fedora Core 5 Test 3 features GCC v4.1.0, KDE v3.5.1, GNOME v2.13.91, Linux kernel 2.6.15, and X.Org v7.0. The release of Fedora Core 5 Test 3 (FC5T3) also marks the continual development freeze until the official launch, and in this time only critical issues will be resolved. However, today at Phoronix is our first official examination of Fedora Core 5 when it comes to its benchmarking performance against that of Fedora Core 4. With that said, just how prepared is Fedora Core 5 for hitting prime time? We shall see today as we evaluate some of its possibilities.

Hardware Components
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ @ 2.25GHz
Motherboard: Tyan Tomcat K8E-SLI S2866
Memory: 2 x 1024MB OCZ DDR PC-4000
Graphics Card: eVGA e-GeForce 6800GT 256MB
Hard Drives: Seagate 200GB SATA NCQ
Optical Drives: Lite-On 16x DVD-ROM
Power Supply: SinTek 500SLI 500W
Software Components
Operating System: Fedora Core 4 (i386)
Fedora Core 5 Test 2 (i386)
Fedora Core 5 Test 3 (i386)
Graphics Driver: NVIDIA 1.0-8178

Throughout this article, we will be displaying several benchmarks comparing Fedora Core 5 Test 3 against the previous Fedora Core 5 Test 2, an updated version of Fedora Core 4, and finally the stock version of Fedora Core 4 released on June 13, 2005. In the benchmarks, the above listed system specifications were used. For the updated Fedora Core 4 trials, we used the latest official Linux kernel (2.6.15-1.1831_FC4), X.Org (6.8.2-37), and other updates available from Fedora's official servers. In Fedora Core 5 Test 2, we simply used the stock installation as well as with Fedora Core 5 Test 3, and in these two runs, we did not perform any updates from any stable or Rawhide servers. The benchmarks we are running today are primarily CPU centric, and upon the official launch of Fedora Core 5 next month we will likely deliver a great deal of additional benchmarks in all areas from GNOME performance to native gaming benchmarks. Our set of tests today consisted of Gzip compression timing, LAME compilation timing. LAME encoding, FreeBench, RAMspeed, and Opstone Sparse-Vector Scalar Product.

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