A Look At The Windows 10 vs. Linux Performance On AMD Threadripper 2990WX

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 13 August 2018. Page 3 of 4. 54 Comments

With the Stockfish multi-threaded chess engine, Intel's Clear Linux was performing in line with Windows 10 Pro at the bottom of the fact while openSUSE Tumbleweed maintained a slight advantage over the other tested Linux distributions. With this chess benchmark, openSUSE was 20% faster than Windows 10 on this Threadripper 2990WX system.

The Linux distributions did come out ahead as well in the Primesieve prime number benchmark.

In basic single-threaded test cases like FLAC audio encoding and BLAKE2 where there is good cross-platform support, the performance comes out to being about the same between Windows and Linux for this 32-core high-end desktop processor.

Clear Linux and Windows 10 were performing the best when it came to a basic FFmpeg video encode benchmark.

With the OpenMP-based M-Queens (an N-Queens solver), the performance between the five tested operating systems were very close.

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