1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Eight-Way BSD & Linux OS Comparison

Michael Larabel

Published on 27 May 2013
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 6 - 52 Comments

First up with PostMark, Ubuntu 13.04 and the fellow Raring-based Linux Mint 15 were the fastest performers. All the Linux-based distributions were using an EXT4 file-system by default but the kernel versions and configurations varied. Running much slower than the Linux operating systems were the two BSD configurations: FreeBSD/PC-BSD 9.1 and DragonFlyBSD 3.4.1. PC-BSD 9.1 uses ZFS by default while DragonFlyBSD 3.4.1 has the HAMMER file-system.

With the exception of Mageia 3 that was noticeably slower, the seven other Linux/BSD operating systems performed close to the same speed with the Fhourstones Connect-4 Solving benchmark even though the GCC compiler version had varied for each operating system.

With the Himeno Poisson Pressure Solver, Mageia 3 was slower than the other Linux distributions benchmarked. DragonFlyBSD 3.4.1 was running at the same level as the other Linux distributions, but PC-BSD 9.1 was much slower than the rest. PC-BSD 9.1 ships the LLVM/Clang 3.1 compiler by default and also GCC 4.2.1 as fallback, while other compiler versions are available through the FreeBSD Ports collection.

For the 7-Zip compression benchmark, the results aren't too interesting but now DragonFlyBSD 3.4.1 was the slowest performer. Aside from Mageia 3 still coming in weak, the other Linux distributions were running close to one another.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Preview: AMD's FX-9590 Eight-Core At Up To 5.0GHz On Linux
  2. Intel Launches The Core i7 5960X, Mighty Powerful Haswell-E CPUs
  3. AMD Radeon R9 290: Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Drivers
  4. AMD Radeon R9 290 Open-Source Driver Works, But Has A Ways To Go
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Ondemand vs. Performance CPU Governing For AMD FX CPUs On Linux 3.17
  2. How Intel Graphics On Linux Compare To Open-Source AMD/NVIDIA Drivers
  3. The Fastest NVIDIA GPUs For Open-Source Nouveau With Steam Linux Gaming
  4. Testing For The Latest Linux Kernel Power Regression
Latest Linux News
  1. Marek Lands Radeon Gallium3D HyperZ Improvements
  2. Mozilla Firefox 32 Surfaces With HTML5, Developer Changes
  3. Nouveau X.Org Driver Released With DRI3+Present, Maxwell, GLAMOR
  4. Microsoft & AMD Release C++ AMP Compiler With Linux Support
  5. AMD, Wine & Valve Dominated August For Linux Users
  6. Linux 3.17-rc3 Kernel Released Back On Schedule
  7. Lennart Poettering Talks Up His New Linux Vision That Involves Btrfs
  8. Mesa 10.3 RC2 Arrives Via Its New Release Manager
  9. Ubuntu 14.10's Lack Of X.Org Server 1.16 Gets Blamed On AMD
  10. MSI Motherboard BIOS Updating Remains A Pain For Linux Users
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. AMD graphics doesn't work with AMD Catalyst drivers
  2. Lennart Poettering Talks Up His New Linux Vision That Involves Btrfs
  3. Best Radeon for a Power Mac G5?
  4. The dangers of Linux kernel development
  5. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  6. AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs
  7. SSD seems slow
  8. Is laptop with Intel CPU and AMD dGPU worth buying considering especially AMD Enduro?