Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 19.10 vs. Clear Linux vs. Debian 10.1 Benchmarks On An Intel Core i9

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 10 October 2019. Page 7 of 7. 14 Comments
Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu vs. Clear Linux vs. Debian On Intel Core i9

Perhaps most surprising from this testing was how well Debian 10.1 was performing on this Intel Core i9 7980XE. Debian 10 managed to lead in half the benchmarks carried out, normally where Clear Linux picks up the most victories by far. Ubuntu 19.10 didn't capture any first place finishes while Clear Linux came in first 38% of the time and Windows 10 just 11% of the 44 benchmarks carried out.

Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu vs. Clear Linux vs. Debian On Intel Core i9

On a geometric mean basis, Clear Linux still delivered the best perform in coming out 6% faster than Debian or 21% compared to Microsoft Windows 10. Ubuntu 19.10 as the slowest of the Linux distributions benchmarked on this system saw just 7% better performance than Windows 10.

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