7-Way Linux Distribution Comparison On The Intel Core i7 8700K
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 12 October 2017. Page 4 of 4. 14 Comments

The x264 video encoding performance also wasn't really affected on any of the tested distributions.

Clear Linux was the fastest at compiling the Linux 4.13 stable kernel. On this Core i7 8700K system with Clear Linux the kernel build finished in 70 seconds while on Debian and Antergos it took 82 seconds.

While in the timed PHP compilation test, the aggressive default CFLAGS of Solus and Clear Linux led it to performing much slower than the other five distributions.

Clear did manage to run slightly faster than the competition with the short audio encoding benchmarks that are single-threaded.

Clear Linux was offering the best Redis performance on the Core i7 8700K Coffee Lake system while Fedora 26 was the slowest.

Those wishing to explore more of these 7-way Linux distribution benchmark results on the i7-8700K can see this OpenBenchmarking.org result file.

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