Windows 11 vs. Linux Performance For Intel Core i9 12900K In Mid-2022

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 8 July 2022. Page 7 of 7. 100 Comments

Like Blender, the IndigoBench renderer also favors Linux on the Core i9 12900K.

The Appleseed open-source renderer did enjoy faster performance for some scenes when working on Windows.

The proprietary V-RAY renderer continues showing better CPU-based rendering performance on Linux.

In total there were 103 tests to successfully run on all of the platforms. Intel's own Clear Linux distribution was in front 53% of the time while Ubuntu Linux had wins 30% of the time. Microsoft Windows 11 on this Intel Core i9 12900K desktop did come in first around 15% of the time.

But Windows 11 Pro was in last place around 72% of the time... Intel Alder Lake on Linux is much more competitive these days against Windows than at launch last year thanks to continued Linux kernel refinements.

If taking the geometric mean of all the benchmarks that successfully ran on all four operating systems, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS was about 4% faster than Windows 11 overall while Intel's Clear Linux was about 8% faster than Windows overall. Those wanting to go through all the 100+ benchmarks in full between Windows and Linux on the Core i9 12900K can find them via this result page.

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