Intel Core i7 Haswell Benchmarks On Linux 3.12

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 14 October 2013 at 09:33 PM EDT.

For the CPU-bound benchmarks, there was no major change in performance for the Intel Core i7 4750HQ system when comparing major releases from the Linux 3.8 to Linux 3.12 kernels.

For at least this System76 Galago UltraPro system on a 64-bit Ubuntu 13.10 base, the only areas where there were real performance changes in either direction was when running EXT4 on the Intel solid-state drive. Linux 3.12 was faster in the disk tests at large, but it appears to be largely addressing a performance drop that went in during the Linux 3.10 kernel merge window. The CPU and graphics test results were rather unchanged when comparing Linux 3.11 to 3.12.

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