openSUSE Tumbleweed vs. Leap 15.2 vs. Jump Alpha Benchmarks

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 21 September 2020. Page 2 of 4. 4 Comments

It largely depends upon the particular workload under test for any differences between these openSUSE spins. But to little surprise Tumbleweed did win a number of them -- Tumbleweed not only has the newer Linux 5.8 kernel to pair better with newer hardware than Linux 5.3 with Leap/Jump, but for the source-based tests the big difference is having GCC 10.2 as the default compiler rather than the aging GCC 7.5.

Tumbleweed was also leading in the Java DaCapo tests even with OpenJDK 11 being on all three distributions.

Tumbleweed was really paying off for the dav1d AV1 decoder likely due to the much newer compiler as its default, just as we are used to seeing Fedora regularly outperforming Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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