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

Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris i7-3960X Scaling Performance

Michael Larabel

Published on 19 December 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 6 - 4 Comments

Using the new Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge processor, Scientific Linux 6.1, Debian GNU/Linux, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, and Solaris 11 11/11 were benchmarked when having a different number of CPU cores enabled to see how well each operating system scales up to six cores plus Hyper Threading.

The testing is similar to the multi-scaling performance of AMD's Bulldozer article from October, but this time around we're using the brand new Intel Sandy Bridge Extreme Edition processor and testing out not only Linux but also getting in FreeBSD and Solaris coverage too. With each operating system a set of performance benchmarks were run with 1, 2, 4, and 6 cores enabled. Lastly, all six cores were enabled and Hyper Threading enabled to allow for 12 effective threads. During the entire time the CPU was overclocked to 4.5GHz and Turbo Boost / EIST power management disabled.

In showing the results, from OpenBenchmarking.org the Phoronix Test Suite results were normalized so we are seeing for each operating system the performance improvement relative to its single-core result.

For the Intel Core i7 3960X system with the new Intel X79 motherboard, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD and Solaris 11 both worked without any issues. As mentioned in the earlier Sandy-E review, the Linux support is in place using the latest kernel and other components. For FreeBSD and Solaris 11 the support is there too for Sandy Bridge Extreme.

Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Samsung 850 EVO SSD Linux Benchmarks
  2. Kubuntu 15.04 Is Turning Out Quite Nice, Good Way To Try Out The Latest KDE
  3. 5-Way Linux Distribution Comparison On The Core i3 NUC
  4. OCZ ARC 100 Linux SSD Benchmarks
  5. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Works Great As A Linux Ultrabook
  6. Transcend SSD370 256GB
Latest Linux News
  1. AMD Will Release Mantle Programming Guide, API Reference This Month
  2. Unreal Engine Made Free By Epic Games
  3. Qt 5.5 Alpha Is Getting Close, But Still Behind Schedule
  4. OpenBSD Sponsors Work For Better Browser Security
  5. Improved ODF Reading Support Comes To KDE's Calligra
  6. Another Step Closer On The New Linux Benchmarking Test Farm
  7. Confirmed: Vulkan Is The Next-Gen Graphics API
  8. Kdenlive Ported To Qt5/KF5, Coming To KDE Applications 15.04
  9. HTC & Valve Partnered Up For The Steam VR Headset
  10. 8cc: A Small C11 Compiler
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Screenshots Of The GNOME 3.16 Changes
  2. More Proof That Allwinner Is Violating The GPL
  3. The Tremendous Features Of Fedora 22
  4. Krita 2.9 Released, Their Biggest Release Ever
  5. A Single UEFI Executable With The Linux Kernel, Initrd & Command Line
  6. Linux 4.0 Doesn't Have The Weirdest Codename
  7. Canonical Comes Up With Its Own FUSE Filesystem For Linux Containers
  8. Firefox 36 Brings Full HTTP/2 Support
%%CLICK_URL_UNESC%%