As some extra Linux 3.16 kernel benchmarks to share, I used the stable Linux 3.15 and compared it to Linux 3.16 Git on an ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VDA ultrabook running a Core i7 "Ivy Bridge" processor with an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS host.
The benchmark results aren't too interesting, hence just this quick one-page write-up, but might show an overall slowdown. In many of the tests, the Linux 3.16 Git kernel was slightly slower than Linux 3.15 -- from disk tests to Intel HD Graphics to computational workloads.
The results of this early Linux 3.16 testing on an Intel ultrabook can be found within 1406222-KH-LINUX316K47. Once I'm back from Russia and have relocated to the new Phoronix office, I'll be back with more laptop/ultrabook benchmarks of Linux 3.16, but am posting these initial results now in case any Phoronix readers have encountered any minor performance set-backs or other feedback and insight into the Linux 3.16. Overall, Linux 3.16 has many new features.