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.org

Six-Way Ubuntu Linux Laptop Benchmarks

Hardware

Published on 04 December 2013 12:30 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware
10 Comments

The latest open-source Linux benchmarks out of Phoronix is a six-way Linux laptop performance comparison featuring laptops/ultrabooks from Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard, ASUS, and Apple.

In preparation for the Linux testing and hardware review of the ASUS Zenbook Prime ultrabook and the Haswell Celeron based Acer C720 Chromebook, over the past few days I've been running some new laptop Linux reference benchmarks. With six of the laptops in my lab, I did clean installs of Ubuntu 13.10 and proceeded to run a clean set of performance benchmarks on them.

The tested hardware included the ThinkPad T60 (Core Duo T2400), ThinkPad T61 (Core 2 Duo T9300), ThinkPad W510 (Core i7 720QM), Apple MacBook Pro (Core i5 520M), ASUS S56C Ultrabook (Core i3 3217U), and HP EliteBook 161C (Core i5 2520M). The range of laptops tested spanned a few generations and were limited to laptops I had available, sans a few others that were busy running other Linux benchmarking tasks at the time. These will be among the Linux laptop targets compared to in the upcoming Linux reviews of the Acer C720 and ASUS Zenbook. You can expect to find those reviews on Phoronix later this month.

For those curious how Intel laptop CPUs have evolved over a few generations or are looking for some new reference targets for running your own comparative benchmarks, over on OpenBenchmarking.org I have uploaded these benchmarks to 1312030-SO-LINUXLAPT50.

That above link has all of the Linux benchmark results for these six laptops, including graphics, CPU, and disk benchmarks. All benchmarking was facilitated using the Phoronix Test Suite Linux benchmarking software. If installing the open-source benchmarking suite on your own system, you can generate fully-automated, side-by-side performance results by simply typing phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1312030-SO-LINUXLAPT50. Give it a shot! You can also monitor the power consumption and other metrics via setting the MONITOR=all PERFORMANCE_PER_WATT=1 environment variables prior to running the Phoronix Test Suite.

Now see the rest of the results. Stay tuned for the upcoming Linux laptop/ultrabook reviews.

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 .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. A Walkthrough Of The New 32 System Open-Source Linux Benchmarking Test Farm
  2. Habey MITX-6771: Mini-ITX Board With Quad-Core J1900 Bay Trail
  3. OCZ Vector 150 SSD On Linux
  4. Noctua i4 CPU Cooler: Great For Cooling High-End LGA-2011v3 CPUs
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Kaveri: Open-Source Radeon Gallium3D vs. Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver
  2. 12-Way AMD Catalyst 14.12 vs. NVIDIA 346 Series Linux GPU Comparison
  3. AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver Brings Mixed Results For Linux Users
  4. 6-Way Winter 2014 Linux Distribution Comparison
Latest Linux News
  1. Linux 3.19-rc1 Kernel Released Ahead Of Schedule
  2. Civilization: Beyond Earth Linux GPU/Driver Benchmarks
  3. X.Org Server 1.16.3 Released To Fix Security Issues
  4. Linux 3.19 Merge Window Closes Ahead Of Schedule
  5. MIPS R6 Architecture Now Supported By GCC
  6. LowRISC To Feature Tagged Memory & Minion Cores
  7. Intel Skylake Audio Support For Linux 3.19
  8. After 10+ Years, NetworkManager Reaches v1.0
  9. VDPAU Updated To v0.9
  10. An Open Hardware Random Number Generator Proposed
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. FPS capped on Linux (AMD fglrx drivers)
  2. Need some hand holding with upgrading xserver
  3. Are there an app using HSA ?
  4. The New SuperTuxKart Looks Better, But Can Cause GPU/Driver Problems
  5. XLennart: A Game For Systemd Haters With Nothing Better To Do
  6. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  7. Debian init discussion in Phoenix Wright format
  8. Bench specific mount point