Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32-bit vs. 64-bit Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 9 May 2014. Page 4 of 4. 10 Comments

The C-Ray multi-threaded ray-tracer was noticeably faster when using the 64-bit Linux build.

The MP3 encoding performance was also better with the 64-bit version.

While the Linux gaming performance with the Intel HD Graphics on Mesa was about the same, for nearly all of the other computational tests the 64-bit version of Ubuntu Linux continued to offer superior performance over the 32-bit Ubuntu build, as expected.

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