Ubuntu 7.10 + WINE vs. Windows XP
While the 3DMark series are synthetic benchmarks, they had worked well under WINE 0.9.46 and served their function of comparing Windows XP versus the WINE performance with Ubuntu 7.10. When using the GeForce 8600GT in these benchmarks comparing Ubuntu 7.10 with WINE to Windows XP, Windows was the clear winner by a landslide. Windows XP was noticeably faster and in some cases was nearly five times faster. The only test where WINE had outperformed Windows was with the 3DMark03 CPU Test. When using the GeForce 6600GT, Windows XP remained the performance leader but there was a smaller delta between the two sets of scores. We'll report back once we spot any performance changes with WINE.
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