Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu Linux Performance Is Very Close On The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 12 October 2022. Page 3 of 8. 42 Comments
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

For many of the benchmarks conducted, the Windows 11 vs. Linux performance on the Ryzen 9 7950X yielded a very tight race. That's a bit unexpected as we are usually used to seeing Linux commanding a greater lead in the same benchmarks with various older AMD and Intel processors. Even Intel Alder Lake is in great shape these days for Linux in maximizing performance over Windows.

Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

These rather close benchmark results between Windows 11 22H2 and Ubuntu Linux may mean that Microsoft/AMD has Zen 4 Windows support better prepared than during past processor launches or that there may be more potential for Linux still to be squeezed out of Zen 4. Well, there certainly is room for more Zen 4 Linux optimizations we know on the P-State side and the upcoming P-State EPP driver as well as still not having seen any "Znver4" compiler tuning patches yet.


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