A Quick Look At The Windows Server vs. Linux Performance On The Threadripper 2990WX
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 16 August 2018. Page 2 of 4. 25 Comments

Coincidentally the first test ran was Golang and with its HTTP sub-test, Windows Server 2019 did a lot better than Windows 10 or the older Windows Server 2016 for that matter... Windows went from being slower than the four tested Linux distributions to now being the fastest.

But that was largely a one-off occurrence with the single Golang benchmark doing so well on Windows Server 2019 but in the other Go tests the performance was back around Windows 10 / Windows Server 2016.

In some of the CPU tests like Fhourstones, Windows Server was actually slower. Keep in mind Windows Server Build 14393 is getting fairly dated now while Windows Server 2019 is still in development and not officially out. Granted, most users are led to the server/enterprise operating systems not for the blistering fast speeds on the latest hardware but rather the support/maintenance agreements.

Windows Server was also slower with the x264 video encoding test. The Windows defender/security settings were also disabled to see if they would explain the discrepancy, but it did not.

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