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Ubuntu 10.10 vs. Mac OS X 10.6.5: A Competitive Race

Michael Larabel

Published on 6 December 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 3 of 7 - 9 Comments

With JuliaGPU exploiting the CUDA capabilities of the GeForce GT 330M, Ubuntu 10.10 was slightly faster than Mac OS X 10.6.5, but by only about 3%.

As the first win for Apple's Snow Leopard operating system on their newest Mac Book Pro, the Caustic 3 scene within the SmallPT GPU benchmark heavily favored the OpenCL implementation on Mac OS X. Mac OS X was faster than Ubuntu 10.10 by about 40%.

The Cornell scene within SmallPT GPU heavily favored the OpenCL stack under Mac OS X rather than Ubuntu with NVIDIA's OpenCL support.

With our last OpenCL test, MandelGPU, Ubuntu with the NVIDIA 260.19.21 driver was back to being faster than Mac OS X 10.6.5.

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