Benchmarking Five Linux Distros Against Windows 11 On The Threadripper PRO 7995WX / HP Z6 G5 A

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 29 November 2023 at 09:00 AM EST. Page 6 of 6. 81 Comments.
Number Of First Place Finishes benchmark with settings of Wins, 105 Tests.

Out of 105 tests carried out on all of the operating systems, Windows 11 Pro was the fastest in less than 10% of the benchmarks. Arch Linux did pick-up the most first place finishes but by often slim margins.

Number Of Last Place Finishes benchmark with settings of Losses, 105 Tests.

Windows 11 was in last place for 75% of the benchmarks carried out.

Geometric Mean Of All Test Results benchmark with settings of Result Composite, AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX, Windows 11 vs. Linux. Ubuntu 23.10 + Perf Gov was the fastest.

If taking the geometric mean of all the completed data, the one takeaway is that Linux is faster than Windows 11. But between the five Linux distributions there wasn't any statistically significant difference. On the Threadripper PRO 7995WX even switching from the AMD P-State EPP powersave governor to performance governor was less than a 3% difference overall. For some particular workloads there was a significant difference between these Linux distributions but ultimately it comes down to individual workloads of interest for your use-cases as well as other factors to consider in Linux distributions like the available community/commercial support, ease-of-use, documentation, etc.

In any event here's this data for those wondering about the Linux OS performance more diversely on the AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX processor within the HP Z6 G5 A.

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