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Windows 8.1 vs. Linux Benchmark Results Are Coming

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Published on 25 October 2013 10:37 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware
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Coming as soon as later today will be benchmark results comparing the performance of Microsoft Windows 8.1 against Linux in various graphics-focused workloads for Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA hardware.

The first article to be out of our benchmarks from the week-old Windows 8.1 will be looking at the performance of a range of AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards when benchmarked using the proprietary drivers on Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu Linux. (The results will be extended in a later article to also show the open-source NVIDIA/AMD performance under Linux.)

My past articles on the AMD/NVIDIA performance matter were NVIDIA's Linux Driver On Ubuntu Is Very Competitive With Windows 8 and AMD Gallium3D & Catalyst Drivers Compete Against Windows, but it will be interesting to see how Windows 8.1 changes the game.

In another article will also be a look at the Windows 8.1 vs. Linux OpenGL driver performance, as an update to my Linux vs. Windows 8 Haswell benchmarks from a few months back.

Arriving today I also have an ASUS Transformer Book with Intel Bay Trail Atom SoC that I intend to get working with Linux but will also run some comparative benchmarks against the preloaded Windows 8.1.

If you happen to have any other interesting Windows vs. Linux test requests, please pass them along in the forums or via Twitter as soon as possible while I still have these Windows 8.1 installations around -- hence the reason for posting this notice right now.

Stay tuned for these forthcoming Windows 8.1 vs. Linux benchmarks plus the interesting Intel Bay Trail Linux performance coverage, found exclusively at Phoronix.

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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