Apple macOS Monterey 12 Performance Is Surprisingly Competitive With Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 17 December 2021 at 08:36 AM EST.

Clear Linux was delivering the best results for the Kvazaar open-source H.265 encoder.

Surprisingly macOS 12.1 was picking up wins for the Rust-written rav1e AV1 encoder performance on this Core i7 8700B Mac Mini.

MacOS 12.1 also led for x265 with 1080p content albeit by a very slim lead.

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