FreeBSD 12 Runs Refreshingly Easy On AMD Ryzen 9 3900X - Benchmarks Against Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
It's an interesting open-source race as always between Linux and BSD.
Of 139 benchmarks that ran successfully on all three tested operating system combinations, Ubuntu 18.04 won 71 of those tests (51%) while FreeBSD 12.0 won the other 68, split right down the middle between the Clang and GCC compiler options.
If looking at the geometric mean, Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS was 14% faster than FreeBSD 12.0 out-of-the-box on the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X but that shrunk to a 9% advantage when switching over to the GCC compiler in place of Clang. Regardless of the performance difference, it was pleasant to see FreeBSD 12.0 booting and running nicely out-of-the-box with the new AMD processors and motherboards.
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