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.
Stockfish benchmark with settings of Total Time. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.
asmFish benchmark with settings of 1024 Hash Memory, 26 Depth. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.

With the Stockfish open-source chess engine the results were close between operating systems while asmFish performed much better on Linux than Windows. That hand-written Assembly chess engine was yielding much better performance on Ubuntu 23.10 for this 192-thread HP workstation.

Y-Cruncher benchmark with settings of Pi Digits To Calculate: 1B. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.
Y-Cruncher benchmark with settings of Pi Digits To Calculate: 10B. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.
Y-Cruncher benchmark with settings of Pi Digits To Calculate: 500M. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.

The closed-source Y-Cruncher was also performing much faster on Ubuntu 23.10 than Windows 11 for this multi-threaded Pi benchmark.

Cpuminer-Opt benchmark with settings of Algorithm: scrypt. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.
Cpuminer-Opt benchmark with settings of Algorithm: Deepcoin. Windows 11 Pro H2-23 was the fastest.
Cpuminer-Opt benchmark with settings of Algorithm: Ringcoin. Windows 11 Pro H2-23 was the fastest.
Cpuminer-Opt benchmark with settings of Algorithm: Garlicoin. Windows 11 Pro H2-23 was the fastest.

The CPU miner benchmark results were closer than we've seen in the past for Windows vs. Linux comparisons.

ASTC Encoder benchmark with settings of Preset: Fast. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.
ASTC Encoder benchmark with settings of Preset: Medium. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.
ASTC Encoder benchmark with settings of Preset: Thorough. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.
ASTC Encoder benchmark with settings of Preset: Exhaustive. Ubuntu 23.10 was the fastest.

For ASTC texture compression, Linux was up to the job much faster than Windows on this AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO workstation.


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