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Benchmarks Of Fedora 9 Through 11

Michael Larabel

Published on 17 June 2009
Written by Michael Larabel
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From the 23 test results shared today looking at the performance of Red Hat's Fedora between the Fedora 9 release back in May of 2008 and the release of Fedora 11 along with the daily-updated Rawhide code, for the most part Fedora 11 is performing well ahead of its earlier versions.

The Intel Mesa driver is running faster and so is the 2D DDX driver too now that some of the fallout from the switch to the Graphics Execution Manager, UXA, and DRI2 is being addressed. Where there seems to be some active problems, however, is with the Apache performance in Rawhide, C-Ray running slightly slower since Fedora 11 (though at the same time POV-Ray is running faster), dcraw running somewhat slower in Rawhide, and the SQLite performance regression not being addressed in Fedora 11.

These results can be discussed in the Phoronix Forums and you can run these tests yourself on Linux, OpenSolaris, Mac OS X, and BSD platforms using the Phoronix Test Suite.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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