AMD Ryzen 9 7950X "Zen 4" Rocks On Intel's Clear Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 14 October 2022. Page 2 of 6. 49 Comments
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu vs. Clear Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu vs. Clear Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

In no time at all, Clear Linux immediately showed it could deliver greater performance than Ubuntu Linux on the Ryzen 9 7950X... Even when Ubuntu was moved to Linux 6.0 and running with the performance governor, Clear Linux 37420 jumped out ahead. In the case of ParaView, Clear Linux was able to close the gap with Microsoft Windows 11.

Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu vs. Clear Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu vs. Clear Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

In OpenJDK Java workloads, the extra tuning by Intel engineers paid off as well with Clear Linux 37420 pulling ahead of the other operating system configurations tested on the Ryzen 9 7950X desktop.

Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu vs. Clear Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu vs. Clear Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu vs. Clear Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu vs. Clear Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu vs. Clear Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

In compression workloads like LZ4 and Zstd, Clear Linux tended to perform optimally too.

Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu vs. Clear Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu vs. Clear Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu vs. Clear Linux - AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

Granted for some workloads like LuxCore's renderer the OS doesn't make much of a significant difference.


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