openSUSE Leap 15.3 Beta Performance Is Looking Good
Given the beta phase of openSUSE Leap 15.3 having started earlier this month, here are some preliminary benchmarks looking at the performance for openSUSE Leap 15.3 with the initial beta snapshot against Leap 15.2 with all stable release updates against the rolling-release openSUSE Tumbleweed.
For this initial round of benchmarking for the openSUSE Leap 15.3 beta phase, a single Intel system was used for the preliminary benchmarks while once Leap 15.3 is out this summer there will be plenty more benchmarks. The Intel system used was the recently reviewed OnLogic Helix 500 IoT/edge computer system with Core i7-10700T Comet Lake processor.
Upgrading from openSUSE Leap 15.2 to 15.3 beta means a newer Linux 5.3 revision, Mesa 20.2.4 rather than 19.3.4, and a variety of other smaller package upgrades and changes. OpenSUSE Tumbleweed meanwhile is on Linux 5.10 and other bleeding-edge packages for this rolling-release version. Each version of openSUSE was cleanly installed in its out-of-the-box configuration on the OnLogic Helix 500 during this beta round of benchmarking.
Via the Phoronix Test Suite a variety of benchmarks were carried out.