Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Performance On AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 26 July 2019. Page 7 of 7. 38 Comments

A wide variety of web browser benchmarks were carried out with both Chrome and Firefox. Windows picked up a number of wins here but at least the browser performance wasn't so dominative like we have seen in some of our past browser comparisons.

When looking at the geometric mean of all the benchmarks carried out on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS and Windows 10 1903 with this AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, Ubuntu Linux led by approximately 8%. While the test set is slightly different, overall these results show Windows 10 being slightly more competitive than we have seen out of past Windows vs. Linux AMD benchmark comparisons, likely due to the improvements made in 1903 and AMD's new Zen 2 drivers such as the scheduler fixes/optimizations. But overall it's nice to see Linux is still faster and winning a majority of the tests. Those wanting to dig through more numbers can find them on

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