FreeBSD 13 BETA Benchmarks - Performance Is Much Better

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 10 February 2021. Page 6 of 6. 32 Comments

Simply put, the FreeBSD 13-BETA1 performance we are seeing so far on Intel x86_64 hardware is nothing short of terrific albeit overdue -- this isn't a magical performance boost but likely due to not fully leveraging the hardware previously, which would be the case especially if these gains are chalked up due to P-State / power management. Tests on additional hardware forthcoming as well as seeing what the performance looks like on AMD hardware and AArch64 / POWER9. So stay tuned for more testing to ramp up as FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE approaches next month. Once FreeBSD 13.0 is buttoned up, it will be interesting to see how its performance compares now to that of various Linux distributions.

Find more than 100 benchmarks of FreeBSD 12.2 vs. 13.0-BETA1 on these two OnLogic systems via this result file.

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