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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta 1 Looks Great, Performance Is Great

Michael Larabel

Published on 13 December 2013
Written by Michael Larabel
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Very few Linux gamers will be using Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a gaming platform, but these tests show at least the open-source Linux graphics performance is also up due to the updated Linux kernel DRM driver code and the newer Mesa stack and X.Org graphics drivers.

Overall, from the disk/file-system performance to CPU benchmarks to graphics, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (Maipo Beta 1) is generally running faster than Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 on the same hardware. Additional RHEL7 benchmarks using the Phoronix Test Suite are forthcoming later this month that also compares the RHEL7 Beta 1 performance to other enterprise Linux platforms. I am very pleased with the direction of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 thus far, the beta experience has been stable and reliable with great performance, and I look forward to its likely official release in 2014.

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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