An Early Look At Linux 4.16 Performance On Five Systems
Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 19 February 2018. Page 3 of 5. 13 Comments

With most of the CPU tests, as usual, the kernel upgrade doesn't have a big impact on the performance. But one could have hoped that Linux 4.16 might have been slightly faster with any performance improvements around the Spectre/Meltdown mitigation that hit hard last month.

With PostgreSQL, the Core i9 7980XE system is much faster with Linux 4.16 than 4.15. The Core i7 6800K is also seeing a smaller but measurable performance improvement too with Linux 4.16. But in both tests the Xeon E3-1280 v5 took a noticeable performance hit while the other systems were largely unchanged.


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