Windows vs. Linux Benchmarks For AMD Ryzen Server Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 24 March 2022. Page 8 of 8. 26 Comments
Ryzen 9 5950X Windows vs. Linux Distros

Out of 75 tests ran in total across the tested operating systems, Intel's own Clear Linux distribution led the race with first place finishes 41% of the time followed by CentOS Stream 9 with first place finished 19% of the time and Alma Linux 8.5 at 16%. Windows 11 only came in first place 8% of the time.

Ryzen 9 5950X Windows vs. Linux Distros

Windows 11 was in last place for 45 of the 75 benchmarks.

Ryzen 9 5950X Windows vs. Linux Distros

When taking the geometric mean of all 75 benchmarks, here is how the breakdown comes out with Clear Linux, Alma Linux, and CentOS Stream 9 having noticeable advantages over the tested Ubuntu / openSUSE / Fedora releases on this AMD Ryzen 9 5950X powered ASRock Rack server. See all the test results in full via this result page.

If you missed last week's article, see the AMD Ryzen vs. Xeon E benchmarks for more budget-minded, dedicated server workload testing, including Ryzen virtualization benchmarks.

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