Core i3 Haswell Linux 3.12 Kernel Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 22 October 2013 at 03:33 PM EDT. Add A Comment
With our investigation into the potentially large performance changes in the Linux 3.12 kernel due to a CPUfreq change that can vastly improve the 3.12 kernel Radeon graphics performance, I also checked for Core i7 Haswell performance changes with this latest kernel. However, if using a low-end Core i3 CPU is the performance any different for 3.12? Here's test results.

With the Core i3 4130 with HD Graphics 4400 I ran some tests on Xubuntu Linux 3.10 comparing the Linux 3.10, 3.11, and 3.12 Git kernels.

Long story short, while there's changes for AMD graphics and other certain configurations, for the Core i3 4130 with low-end Haswell graphics there weren't any notable changes found with this latest testing on the Linux 3.12 kernel. To check out the results in full visit 1310212-SO-HASWELL

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