Testing Six Different Linux Distributions On The Intel Core i9 13900K "Raptor Lake"

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 17 November 2022 at 02:42 PM EST. Page 1 of 5. 34 Comments.

For those wondering about the out-of-the-box performance of different modern Linux distributions when running the new Intel Raptor Lake processors, here are six different distributions running on the current flagship Core i9 13900K processor. Tested this round was CentOS Stream 9, Clear Linux, Debian Bookworm (Testing), EndeavourOS, Fedora Workstation 37, and Ubuntu 22.10.

The Core i9 13900K test system used features the ASUS PRIME Z790-P WIFI motherboard, 2 x 16GB DDR5-6000 memory, WD_BLACK SN850 1TB NVMe SSD, and Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics.

CentOS Stream 9, Clear Linux 37600, Debian Bookworm/Testing, EndeavourOS Rolling (Arch Linux itself wasn't used this round since Archinstall with this month's ISO images appear particularly borked), Fedora Workstation 37, and Ubuntu 22.10 were tested on this i9-13900K Raptor Lake system. All six of these Linux distributions with running recent kernel versions had all worked nicely out-of-the-box for the new Raptor Lake CPU and Intel Z790 series motherboard.

A wide variety of different benchmarks were carried out for seeing the performance difference among these late 2022 Linux distributions on this 24 core / 32 thread Intel desktop.

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