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

Running Ubuntu 9.10 With Older PC Hardware

Michael Larabel

Published on 28 October 2009
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 7 - 34 Comments

Starting with the ioquake3-powered Tremulous test profile, you will notice the results from Ubuntu 9.10 are missing. Mesa's Radeon driver was running at less than five frames per second most of the time with this R300-series mobile GPU, but ultimately the system would lock up halfway through the testing process. Ubuntu 9.04 had a very low frame-rate with Tremulous, but at least it would run all the way through the test. This is in starch contrast to Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10 where the Mobility Radeon X300 was running with around 30 frames per second.

Next up the Phoronix Test Suite charted the CPU usage while MPlayer was playing a 1080p H.264 video file using X-Video acceleration. The results were of course mixed, but when averaging the collected percentages Ubuntu 8.10 ended up having the highest overall CPU usage during the video playback process. Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10 faired the best.

The 7-Zip compression performance between the Hardy Heron, Intrepid Ibex, Jaunty Jackalope, and Karmic Koala releases were identical.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. MSI X99S SLI PLUS On Linux
  2. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Offers Great Linux Performance
  3. CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC Powered By Intel's i7 Haswell
  4. From The Atom 330 To Haswell ULT: Intel Linux Performance Benchmarks
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Open-Source Radeon 2D Performance Is Better With Ubuntu 14.10
  2. RunAbove: A POWER8 Compute Cloud With Offerings Up To 176 Threads
  3. 6-Way Ubuntu 14.10 Linux Desktop Benchmarks
  4. Ubuntu 14.10 XMir System Compositor Benchmarks
Latest Linux News
  1. Dead Island GOTY Now Available On Linux/SteamOS
  2. Ubuntu 14.04 In The Power8 Cloud From RunAbove
  3. KDE With Theoretical Client-Side Decorations, Windows 10 Influence
  4. Sandusky Lee: Great Cabinets For Storing All Your Computer Gear
  5. Fedora 21 Beta & Final Release Slip Further
  6. Mesa 10.3.2 Has A Couple Bug-Fixes
  7. RadeonSI/R600g HyperZ Support Gets Turned Back On
  8. openSUSE Factory & Tumbleweed Are Merging
  9. More Fedora Delays: Fedora 21 Beta Slips
  10. Mono Brings C# To The Unreal Engine 4
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++
  3. Use Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Make it an official distro.
  4. Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux
  5. Debian Is Back To Discussing Init Systems, Freedom of Choice
  6. AMD Radeon VDPAU Video Performance With Gallium3D
  7. Ubuntu 16.04 Might Be The Distribution's Last 32-Bit Release
  8. Linux hacker compares Solaris kernel code: