See How Your BSD/Linux PC Compares To 36 Other Systems
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 29 December 2015 at 08:03 AM EST. 4 Comments
If you happened to receive some new computer hardware this Christmas or are weighing a possible upgrade with Skylake PCs becoming more common and AMD Zen coming out next year, you might as well benchmark your system against our vast collection of other systems to see how the performance stacks up.

In part due to crossing 500,000 benchmark results in the basement server room and as well since Phoromatic makes deploying new benchmark runs so trivial via benchmark tickets, I ran some extra tests on a majority of the systems over the holiday weekend. On 36 of the 60+ systems here, with a varying software configurations, I ran a comparison for fun and to help anyone wanting to see how their new hardware is performing or if you're just weighing a possible upgrade.

The 36 systems tested range from the latest Intel Core i7 and Xeon hardware to old Sempron and Phenom systems from AMD. Ubuntu and Fedora are used by most of the systems and these 36 systems are a sub-set of the performance tracking systems used at

If you want to see how your own system compares, simply install the Phoronix Test Suite on your Linux/BSD system and run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1512297-GA-500K3763931 to run your own fully-automated, reproducible, side-by-side comparison.

Visit this result file for more information on the systems and these results.

If you care about fast disks (HDD/SSDs), there is the SQLite run that's largely bound by the disk and file-system choices.

Or x264 if you're more concerned about video encoding.

How fast can your system build the Linux kernel?

C-Ray is one of our multi-threaded favorites.

Again, if you want to see how your own system compares, simply install the Phoronix Test Suite and run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1512297-GA-500K3763931. Visit the result file to learn more about these reference results.
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