Core i7 6800K Linux CPU Scaling Benchmarks With Ubuntu 16.10
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 6 March 2017 at 06:32 PM EST. 14 Comments
Earlier today I posted some Linux game CPU scaling benchmarks using a Core i7 6800K Broadwell-E For showing how current Linux games make use of (or not) multiple CPU cores, which originated from discussions by Linux gamers following the AMD Ryzen CPU launch with how many cores are really needed. While going through the process of running those Linux game CPU scaling benchmarks, I also ran some other workloads for those curious.

For those wondering how other Linux CPU-focused workloads are scaling across multiple CPU cores with recent versions of the Linux kernel and distributions, such as Ubuntu 16.10 with Linux 4.8, you may find these additional data-sets interesting. Some of the used tests are also in common with this weekend's AMD Ryzen CPU Core Scaling Performance article.

It's also interesting to see how Hyper Threading is performing in conjunction with this newer version of the Linux kernel, compared to some of our past CPU scaling benchmarks.

Find more benchmark results and all the system details via this result file.

With the data being on, you can also normalize the data for easier viewing, compare your own system's performance to these results, etc. Enjoy.
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