Initial Benchmarks Of Microsoft's WSL2 - Windows Subsystem For Linux 2 On Windows 10 Is A Mixed Bag

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 14 June 2019. Page 3 of 4. 28 Comments
Windows 10 WSL2 Benchmarks Performance

In various CPU benchmarks, WSL1 was performing better than WSL2 and was running comparable to the tested Linux distributions on the Core i7 8700K system.

Windows 10 WSL2 Benchmarks Performance

In the case of large code compilation workloads like compiling the Linux kernel, WSL2 was much snappier than WSL1 due to the I/O involved.

Windows 10 WSL2 Benchmarks Performance
Windows 10 WSL2 Benchmarks Performance
Windows 10 WSL2 Benchmarks Performance
Windows 10 WSL2 Benchmarks Performance
Windows 10 WSL2 Benchmarks Performance

Across many single and multi-threaded workloads, WSL2 was slower than WSL1 on this Intel Core i7 desktop.


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