Six Linux Distributions Benchmarked On The Dell XPS 9380 Laptop

Written by Michael Larabel in Computers on 6 February 2019. Page 2 of 5. 15 Comments

When running some basic open-source games to see how the Intel UHD Graphics 620 responded on the different Linux distributions, Clear Linux and Fedora Workstation tended to be the fastest while openSUSE Tumbleweed was consistently the slowest. It was actually quite interesting that Fedora Workstation 29 was the fastest as since its default transition to the GNOME Wayland session it's been a bit slow for gaming, but it seems with the latest updates, it's in quite good shape for gaming at least with the Intel driver.

ParaView was run as some workstation graphics tests and more akin to what most Intel Linux laptop users would be subjecting to their laptop more than gaming... In the case of ParaView, Fedora Workstation and Clear Linux remained on top while Antergos 19.1 also picked up a few wins.

For some other graphics tests, the Java 2D benchmarks were run as well where with the exception of Antergos 19.1 coming out in a slight lead for the text rendering performance, the rest of the time Clear Linux had very narrow first place finishes (or rather large victory with the vector graphics rendering test).

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