Like the MP3 performance, when it came to FLAC audio encoding the performance was unchanged between kernel releases.
At our final multimedia encoding benchmark, the performance of FFmpeg 0.5 had not deviated between releases.
Fhourstones was used with its complex Connect-4 solving algorithm. The Linux 2.6.27 kernel offered the best performance at solving Connect-4, but by an incredibly small margin and statistically insignificant. The performance was unchanged between the tested kernels.