Fedora 19 vs. Fedora 20 Linux Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 20 December 2013. Page 5 of 5. 11 Comments

The CPU benchmarks comparing Fedora 19 and Fedora 20 weren't interesting at all since both versions of Fedora are using the GCC 4.8 compiler by default. Fedora 21 should bring some changes as it will likely ship with GCC 4.9.

Overall, between Fedora 19 and Fedora 20 the most pressing end-user performance changes would certainly come down to the open-source graphics drivers that are constantly being improved try to reach parity with the proprietary Linux graphics drivers. Sadly, there isn't Mesa 10.0 in Fedora 20 that would have brought even more performance enhancements, but at least by upgrading to Linux 3.12 on Fedora 20 you might see some extra gains.

Feel free to benchmark your Fedora Linux installation using the open-source Phoronix Test Suite software. Coming up next week will be some new Ubuntu vs. Fedora performance numbers.

About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Related Articles
Featured Articles
Trending Linux News