Preview: OS X 10.10 Yosemite vs. Ubuntu Linux GPU Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 24 August 2014 at 08:50 AM EDT. Page 3 of 3. 19 Comments.
OS X 10.9.4 vs OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu Linux - Intel
OS X 10.9.4 vs OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu Linux - Intel
OS X 10.9.4 vs OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu Linux - Intel
OS X 10.9.4 vs OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu Linux - Intel

With the last of these tests for our preview OS X Yosemite graphics benchmarks, the popular Xonotic first person shooter was running noticeably faster than Linux with its latest Intel OpenGL driver support.

Running OS X Yosemite Beta 2 it doesn't appear there's any many OpenGL performance optimizations at least not yet for OS X 10.10, but we'll see if things change by the time of the official release in the months ahead. Stay tuned for more OS X Yosemite benchmarks upon Apple officially releasing their OS. When that time comes I'll also test OS X 10.10 on some more recent Apple systems for performance benchmarking against Linux in not just OpenGL graphics but for stressing other subsystems too.

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