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 Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

Gaming Benchmarks: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu Linux

Michael Larabel

Published on 16 August 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 3 - 67 Comments

When running Nexuiz, the performance at 1024 x 768 on both Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 was very close at just over 60 frames per second, but when upping the resolution to 1600 x 900 to put more load on the GPU, the ThinkPad W510 ended up doing better on Windows 7 Professional. While the proprietary NVIDIA drivers were similar on the two platforms, Windows 7 was faster by 9% over Ubuntu Linux.

The ioquake3-based OpenArena game is the least GPU-demanding test we ran in this gaming round up. When OpenArena was running at 1024 x 768, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS was faster by about 3%, but both Windows and Ubuntu Linux were running at nearly 300 frames per second. When the resolution was increased to 1600 x 900 the frame-rate was still above 200 FPS, but this time Windows 7 Professional wound up being 10% faster than the open-source operating system.

With Lightsmark, a popular OpenGL lighting benchmark, Windows 7 Professional was much faster than Ubuntu 10.04 LTS at both resolutions. At 1024 x 768, Windows 7 was faster by 28% and at 1600 x 900 it was faster by 41%.

Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Ubuntu 15.04 Offers Faster OpenGL For AMD Radeon GPUs On Open-Source
  2. Ubuntu 15.04 Brings Some Graphics Performance Improvements For Intel Haswell
  3. Sub-$20 802.11n USB WiFi Adapter That's Linux Friendly
  4. The Lenovo T450s Is Working Beautifully With Linux
  5. Linux 4.0 SSD EXT4 / Btrfs / XFS / F2FS Benchmarks
  6. Linux 4.0 Hard Drive Comparison With Six File-Systems
Latest Linux News
  1. The Difference In Optimizations Between NIR & GLSL
  2. OpenMandriva Lx 3 Alpha: Adds UEFI Support, Defaults To LXQt
  3. Systemd Kills Off Shutdownd
  4. There's Now More Than 1,100 Games On Steam For Linux
  5. Btrfs In Linux 4.1 Has Fixes For File-Systems Of 20 Terabytes & Up
  6. Microsoft's CoreCLR Now Works On FreeBSD
  7. Unigine 2.0 Beta 2 Brings PBR, SSR, Kinect 2 Support
  8. KDBUS Still Hasn't Been Pulled, Might Not Land For Linux 4.1
  9. The State Of The Lima/Tamil Driver Code
  10. The New Linux Performance Test Lab Is Already Being Expanded
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. AMD Releases New "AMDGPU" Linux Kernel Driver & Mesa Support
  2. EXT4 In Linux 4.1 Adds File-System Level Encryption
  3. AMD Open-Sources "Addrlib" From Catalyst
  4. My Favorite Computer Desk Of The Past Decade For Less Than $100
  5. Library Operating System (LibOS) For Linux Still Being Pursued
  6. Red Hat Joins Khronos, The Group Behind OpenGL & Vulkan
  7. Linux-Powered Endless Computer Raises $100k+ In A Few Days
  8. Features Thus Far For The Linux 4.1 Kernel