Pop!_OS 20.04 vs. Ubuntu 20.04 Linux Performance
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 9 May 2020. Page 3 of 3. 33 Comments

Of the 269 tests, Pop!_OS 20.04 came in first 197 times (73%), granted many FIO tests happened to be part of this test setup.

But if taking the geometric mean of those 269 benchmarks, the overall performance basically amounts to a tie as we would largely expect given Pop!_OS is based on Ubuntu and both are making use of a Linux 5.4 based kernel, Mesa 20.0, GCC 9.3, etc. But for seeing some of the visual differences with Pop!_OS 20.04:

Those wanting to go through all 269 test results in total can find all of the data points over on OpenBenchmarking.org.

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