Ubuntu vs. Fedora vs. openSUSE vs. Manjaro vs. Clear Linux On Intel's Core i9 7900X
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 30 June 2017. Page 5 of 5. 26 Comments

Clear Linux was also the fastest by a noticeable difference when running Redis.

openSUSE Tumbleweed had secured another first place finish with the Blender 3D software while Manjaro was strangely much slower than the rest.

PyBench was the fastest with Clear Linux, perhaps due to AVX-512 optimizations.

Ubuntu 17.04 meanwhile was the fastest with the Apache web server.

As another test benefiting from AVX-512 and other compiler optimizations, Clear Linux was multiple times faster than Ubuntu for the Python SciKit-Learn benchmark.

phoronix-test-suite winners-and-losers 1706309-TR-SKYLAKEX158 Core i9 7900X Linux Ubuntu vs. Clear Linux vs. Fedora vs. openSUSE RESULT COUNT: 19

WINS: Clear Linux 16160: 10 [52.6%] openSUSE Tumbleweed: 5 [26.3%] Ubuntu 17.04: 3 [15.8%] Fedora 26: 1 [5.3%]

LOSSES: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS: 8 [42.1%] Manjaro Linux 17.0.2: 6 [31.6%] Ubuntu 17.04 + Linux 4.12: 4 [21.1%] Fedora 26: 1 [5.3%]

At the end of the day, Intel's own Clear Linux distribution had the most wins on the Core i9 7900X system, but openSUSE Tumbleweed was a surprising performer with these results too. OpenSUSE Tumbleweed was performing very competitively -- much more so than we have seen in some of our past benchmark comparisons. The slowest distributions tested were Ubuntu 16.04.2 and the Arch-based Manjaro Linux.

More Core i9 7900X Linux/BSD benchmarks coming up as we move into July!

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