Fedora Core 5 Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 21 February 2006. Page 2 of 2. Add A Comment

From the select benchmarks used today, there is not necessarily any definitive performance benefits that blanket all of the tests, but in a few instances we had noticed some peculiar improvements. There was also a noticeable slowdown in LAME compiling, which is likely due to the GCC v4.1 snapshot. Of course, not all areas of Fedora Core 5 were benchmarked today but rather the premise for what will be additional coverage upon the official Core 5 release. One of the areas improved with Fedora Core 5 thanks to GNOME v2.13/2.14 is speed improvements throughout the desktop. The font rendering has been improved as well as a new memory allocater dubbed GSlice in GNOME v2.14, which is also scheduled for a release on March 15. Fedora will be using a stable version of GNOME v2.13 when it ships, and later the v2.14 will be available as an FC5 update.

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