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

Preview Of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. Ubuntu 12.10 Performance

Michael Larabel

Published on 11 October 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 5 - Comment On This Article

When Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" is officially released there will be more Ubuntu 12.10 performance figures to publish beyond what's already been benchmarked. In this article are a preview of some Intel performance figures comparing an updated Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS installation to Ubuntu 12.10 with its near-final packages as of this week.

This early benchmarking "preview" of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS against Ubuntu 12.10 was done from the common HP EliteBook that served as Intel's Software Development Vehicle (SDV) for the previous-generation Sandy Bridge notebooks. The Intel Core i5 2520M was running with its HD 3000 graphics backed by the well-supported open-source Intel Linux graphics driver. The updated Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS and 12.10 installations were compared with each operating system's stock settings.

With the official 12.10 release will come Intel, AMD, and ARM benchmarks to see how the performance of 12.10 Quantal Quetzal compares to the 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin. We already know there are some x86 compiler improvements, some open-source graphics improvements, and ARM performance improvements, but also some slow-downs in large part on the graphics side due to continued pain with the Unity desktop.

All of this Ubuntu Linux benchmarking was handled in a fully automated and easily reproducible way using the open-source Phoronix Test Suite software.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Even With Re-Clocking, Nouveau Remains Behind NVIDIA's Proprietary Linux Driver
  2. The Power Consumption & Efficiency Of Open-Source GPU Drivers
  3. AMD R600g/RadeonSI Performance On Linux 3.16 With Mesa 10.3-devel
  4. Intel Pentium G3258 On Linux
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Catalyst 14.6 Does Slightly Better With APITest OpenGL Tests
  2. Updated Source Engine Benchmarks On The Latest AMD/NVIDIA Linux Drivers
  3. Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa 10.3-devel
  4. KVM Benchmarks On Ubuntu 14.10
Latest Linux News
  1. KDE 4.14 Release Candidate Ships
  2. Drivers & Drama Dominated Linux Talk In July
  3. Fedora Assembles A Security Team
  4. AMD Launches The A10-7800, The 65 Watt Kaveri
  5. Builder: A New Development IDE Being Built For GNOME
  6. GDB 7.8 Betters Python Scripting, Adds Guile Support
  7. GNOME's GTK+ Is Still Striving For A Scene Graph, Canvas API
  8. Unreal Tournament Looks Great For Team Deathmatch
  9. LibreOffice 4.3 Released With Many Exciting Changes
  10. GNOME/GTK On Wayland Gains Focus At GUADEC
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Linus Torvalds On GCC 4.9: Pure & Utter Crap
  2. Grand Theft Auto Running On Direct3D Natively On Linux Shows Gallium3D Potential
  3. Debian + radeonsi
  4. AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver
  5. Open-source drivers on ATI R7 260X
  6. AMD Athlon 5350 APU On Linux
  7. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  8. List of Linux friendly Kickstarter projects