Ubuntu Linux Squeezes ~20% More Performance Than Windows 11 On New AMD Zen 4 Threadripper

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 21 November 2023 at 09:38 AM EST.
NAMD benchmark with settings of ATPase Simulation, 327,506 Atoms. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.

NAMD on Linux with its default Linux binary is more than twice as fast as Windows 11 Pro when using the same everything.

DaCapo Benchmark benchmark with settings of Java Test: Jython. Windows 11 Pro H2-23 was the fastest.
DaCapo Benchmark benchmark with settings of Java Test: Eclipse. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.
DaCapo Benchmark benchmark with settings of Java Test: GraphChi. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.
DaCapo Benchmark benchmark with settings of Java Test: Spring Boot. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.
DaCapo Benchmark benchmark with settings of Java Test: jMonkeyEngine. Windows 11 Pro H2-23 was the fastest.
DaCapo Benchmark benchmark with settings of Java Test: Apache Xalan XSLT. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.
DaCapo Benchmark benchmark with settings of Java Test: Batik SVG Toolkit. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.
DaCapo Benchmark benchmark with settings of Java Test: H2 Database Engine. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.
DaCapo Benchmark benchmark with settings of Java Test: Apache Lucene Search Index. Windows 11 Pro H2-23 was the fastest.
DaCapo Benchmark benchmark with settings of Java Test: BioJava Biological Data Framework. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.

The OpenJDK Java performance was tending to side with Ubuntu Linux but the Java performance can vary greatly depending upon the particular workload and if switching to any of the alternative JVMs.

JPEG XL libjxl benchmark with settings of Input: JPEG, Quality: 80. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.
JPEG XL libjxl benchmark with settings of Input: JPEG, Quality: 90. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.
JPEG XL libjxl benchmark with settings of Input: JPEG, Quality: 100. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.
WebP Image Encode benchmark with settings of Encode Settings: Default. Windows 11 Pro H2-23 was the fastest.
WebP Image Encode benchmark with settings of Encode Settings: Quality 100. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.
WebP Image Encode benchmark with settings of Encode Settings: Quality 100, Lossless. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.
WebP Image Encode benchmark with settings of Encode Settings: Quality 100, Highest Compression. Windows 11 Pro H2-23 was the fastest.
WebP Image Encode benchmark with settings of Encode Settings: Quality 100, Lossless, Highest Compression. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.

Image encoding tended to be faster on Linux than Windows 11 with the likes of WebP and JPEG-XL reference encoders.


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