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Benchmarks Of The Gentoo-based Sabayon

Michael Larabel

Published on 4 January 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 5 of 5 - 79 Comments

The MAFFT molecular biology benchmark performed at close to the same speeds for Sabayon 4.2, Sabayon 5.1, and Kubuntu 9.10.

Sabayon 5.1 managed an ever so slight lead over Kubuntu 9.10 and Sabayon 4.2 with the PostMark benchmark.

Ending out are the Bullet Physics Engine results for Sabayon and Kubuntu, which were not too interesting.

The Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux distribution had advantages over Kubuntu particularly when it came to the graphics performance (OpenArena and World of Padman), PostgreSQL, and PostMark while Kubuntu had its advantages in 7-Zip, Apache, LAME MP3, and John The Ripper. In the other tests, the results were very close between Sabayon and Kubuntu with no clear winner. This article was written to just give a broad performance look at Sabayon Linux compared to Kubuntu/Ubuntu, but more tests can be ran on either of these Linux distributions (or any Linux / Mac OS X / BSD / OpenSolaris OS) 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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