Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 21.04 On The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 27 May 2021. Page 6 of 6. 27 Comments

For rendering workloads like Blender, IndigoBench, and Appleseed, Ubuntu/Linux continues showing much stronger performance than Windows 10.

Out of 79 tests run across Windows 10 and Ubuntu, the Linux OS tested in its out-of-the-boxconfiguration was in the front 82% of the time.

If taking the geometric mean of all 79 benchmark results, Ubuntu 21.04 on this AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X workstation was 25% faster than Windows 10 for this set of workstation-minded benchmarks. Or long story short, Linux continues to perform very well on HEDT systems against Windows and that hasn't changed with the latest Windows 10 updates.

See all the 79 tests in full over on

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