Linux Leading Over Early Windows 11 Benchmarks For AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 2 July 2021. Page 1 of 5. 37 Comments

With Microsoft making public this week their early Windows Insider Preview builds of Windows 11, curiosity got the best of me to give it a whirl in looking at the performance of the early Windows 11 preview build compared to Ubuntu Linux.

This week I fired off some initial benchmarks of the Windows 11 22000.51 build made available this week via the Windows Insider Preview program and compared the performance to the current Windows 10 21H1 release with all available stable release updates as of testing. The benchmarks were then compared to both Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS and Ubuntu 21.04 for seeing how those LTS and latest stable Linux distribution releases compare on the same hardware. In a follow up article will be looking at the Windows 11 WSL2 performance.

Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu Linux Benchmarks

For all of this early Windows 11 performance benchmarking against Ubuntu Linux, the same AMD Ryzen 9 5950X system with the ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO WiFi motherboard, 2 x 16GB DDR4-3600MHz memory, 500GB WD_BLACK SN750, and Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics were used. All of the operating systems were cleanly installed each time and tested at their default/out-of-the-box settings.

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