A Look At The Performance Improvements With System76 Pop!_OS 20.10

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 27 October 2020. Page 3 of 3. 5 Comments
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The System76 Thelio Major with AMD Ryzen Threadripper also saw gains in some areas thanks to the GCC 10 compiler upgrade.

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Some Python workloads were measurably faster.

System76 Thelio Major 3990X Pop OS

The Vulkan compute performance with VkFFT, NCNN, RealSR-NCNN, and Waifu2x-NCNN averaged to be 40% faster on Pop OS 20.10 thanks to the new Mesa with RADV+ACO by default.

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For most workstation workloads, 20.10 was slightly faster than 20.04.

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Productivity workloads of Octave, GIMP, GEGL, and RSVG saw some nice uplift on 20.10.

System76 Thelio Major 3990X Pop OS

Across the machine learning tests of MNN, NCNN, TNN, Caffe, AI Benchmark, RNNoise, MLPack, Tensorflow-Lite, OneDNN, and LCzero the 20.10 release was 1.176x the performance of 20.04.

Those wanting to dig through the 285 test results in full can find them all over on OpenBenchmarking.org.

Pop!_OS 20.10 is available for download from pop.system76.com.

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