See How Your Linux System Performs Against The Latest Intel/AMD CPUs
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 31 August 2014 at 10:10 AM EDT. 16 Comments
This holiday weekend (in the US) can be a great time to test your Linux system to see how it's performing against the latest AMD and Intel processors to see if it's time for a good upgrade.

This weekend I'm working on many Linux CPU benchmarks for the upcoming Linux review of the Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E system (still waiting for Intel's review sample to arrive though...) and also have some other hardware in preparation for an unrelated launch that's happening next week from another vendor. I'm testing several different Intel/AMD CPUs from the latest desktop CPUs to the Extreme Edition models to some slightly older parts. Beyond the raw performance results are also the power consumption data and much more.

All of that exciting coverage will come in the articles due out next week, but for existing CPUs on the market I've uploaded a subset of the processors I've tested thus far along with a subset of the test results (to make for easy and concise viewing). I did this for anyone wishing to see how their own Linux system performs compared to many other systems currently on the market while having time over the holiday weekend.

In the result upload I did this morning are results on the Intel side for the Pentium G3258, Core i3 4130, Core i5 4670, Core i7 4770K, and Core i7 4790K. On the AMD side are the Athlon 5150, A6-7400K, A10-7600, A10-7850K, and FX-8350. In the articles next week will be more processors, as mentioned, this is just a straightforward subset for those wishing to run their own side-by-side comparisons.

For these existing processors that have already been reviewed on Phoronix, these latest benchmarks were done on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with the Linux 3.17 Git kernel. You can find these results via 1408319-LI-XXXLINUXC39 on OpenBenchmarking.org.

To see how your own Linux system compares, it's simply a matter of installing the Phoronix Test Suite either from our web-site or via your distribution repository (assuming they're packaging some modern version of it; at least 5.0 or newer ideally). After that simply run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1408319-LI-XXXLINUXC39 that will have all of the same tests automatically download and setup in an identical manner to these tests and then proceed to run the benchmarks in a fully automated and standardized manner. After that the results will be rendered side-by-side against all of the Intel/AMD CPUs shared this Sunday morning.


If you then upload your results to OpenBenchmarking.org you can see the data from the rest of the community for an even greater comparison. If you have any issues or problems let us know.


Just one of the many benchmarks in this latest AMD/Intel comparison. Again, you can find all of the results on OpenBenchmarking.org


Stay tuned for some exciting processor reviews under Linux in the days ahead. If you have any test requests please let me know via Twitter and if you appreciate all of this exclusive Linux hardware testing done tirelessly seven days a week, please consider subscribing to Phoronix Premium.
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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 Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

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