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VMware Fusion Stuns VirtualBox In CPU Tests

Michael Larabel

Published on 10 August 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
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C-Ray, one of the most interesting multi-threaded test cases, was noticeably faster for the ray-tracing workload than VirtualBox.

Smallpt also won with VMware.

PostgreSQL was faster with VMware Fusion over VirtualBox on the 2012 Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

The Apache performance with VMware Fusion completely annihilated VirtualBox.

For nearly all of the workloads tested, VMware Fusion was significantly faster than Oracle VirtualBox. It's just not with OpenGL/graphics workloads where VMware is superior to Oracle's multi-platform virtualization offering. In particular, it appears with the multi-threaded workloads where VMware has a majority of its performance advantage over VirtualBox.

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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