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

Ubuntu 12.10 Is Faster With Intel Hardware

Michael Larabel

Published on 14 August 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 6 - 11 Comments

While benchmarks have already indicated ARM performance improvements in Ubuntu 12.10, early testing of this "Quantal Quetzal" release has also revealed that Intel hardware is benefiting too from performance optimizations for this Linux operating system update due out in October.

In this article are benchmarks of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. Ubuntu 12.10 2012-08-13 on a CompuLab Intense-PC. The Intense-PC, which will be reviewed on Phoronix in the near future, comes from the same Israeli manufacturer that put out the Fit-PC2 and Tegra 2 Trim-Slice. The Intense-PC is based upon Intel's Ivy Bridge micro-architecture with their compelling integrated graphics found on a low-power Core i7 processor. The hardware making up the Intense-PC is quite interesting while being within a very small form factor. The PC is also Linux-friendly and shipped with Linux Mint.

A stock Ubuntu 12.04 installation was tested as well as when updating the clean Ubuntu 12.04 LTS install with all of the available stable release updates as of this week. This updated testing was done since Canonical has back-ported some performance improvements already to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, like the Unity performance fixes for OpenGL. The Ubuntu 12.10 development install were the packages as of 13 August 2012. The same CompuLab Intense-PC with Intel Core i7-3517UE processor was used throughout all of this Ubuntu Linux benchmarking.

A variety of benchmarks spanning different sub-systems under Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin and Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal were carried out via the open-source Phoronix Test Suite software.

Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Khronos Group Announces Vulkan, OpenCL 2.1, SPIR-V
  2. Samsung 850 EVO SSD Linux Benchmarks
  3. Kubuntu 15.04 Is Turning Out Quite Nice, Good Way To Try Out The Latest KDE
  4. 5-Way Linux Distribution Comparison On The Core i3 NUC
  5. OCZ ARC 100 Linux SSD Benchmarks
  6. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Works Great As A Linux Ultrabook
Latest Linux News
  1. Mesa 10.5 Release Brings Skylake Support, NIR IR
  2. Intel Has More Graphics Driver Code Ready For Linux 4.1
  3. Fedora 22 Alpha Will Be Released Next Tuesday
  4. KDE Makes More Progress On HiDPI Support
  5. QuIC Continues Contributing To Open-Source MDP DRM/KMS Driver
  6. Reported Steam Linux Usage Battles To Stay Above 1.0%
  7. Benchmarks Of The $129 8-Core 64-bit ARM Development Board
  8. Wine 1.7.38 Supports Themed Scrollbars, Updated Mono Engine
  9. Siemens Commits New Motherboard Support To Coreboot
  10. Nuntius: Delivering Android Notifications To The GNOME Desktop
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Confirmed: Vulkan Is The Next-Gen Graphics API
  2. Xfce 4.12 Released After Nearly Three Years Of Work
  3. Valve Launches SteamOS Sale, Confirms A Lot Of New Linux Games
  4. 8cc: A Small C11 Compiler
  5. Unreal Engine Made Free By Epic Games
  6. Canonical's Latest Demo Of Ubuntu Unity 8 Convergence In Action
  7. Mozilla Thunderbird Adoption Climbs, Thunderbird 38 In May
  8. VLC 2.2 "Weathermax" Brings Better VP9 & H.265 Support