The Fastest Linux Distribution For Ryzen: A 10-Way Linux OS Comparison On Ryzen 7 & Threadripper
Written by Michael Larabel in Computers on 25 January 2018. Page 8 of 8. 40 Comments

Lastly onto the extra results featuring a few OpenGL tests of the Ryzen 7 1800X with the Radeon RX 580 on supported platforms. As just stated, the OpenGL tests weren't a main focus due to not being Ryzen-specific, mostly just a straight-forward Mesa/kernel race, and this testing already being quite lengthy... Due to all the time involved, just some standalone Linux OpenGL games/benchmarks were used rather than setting up a Steam environment on each platform, etc.

Antergos 18.1 with its up-to-date stack tended to be in front.

Even with the demanding Unigine tests, not too much variation, hence the lack of focus on graphics/gaming in this comparison.

CentOS 7 tends to be the slowest due to its dated graphics drivers.

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