Performance Benchmarks Of This Week's Fedora 21 Alpha
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 26 September 2014 at 11:16 AM EDT. 3 Comments
Continuing in this week's alpha coverage of Fedora 21 are some performance benchmarks comparing it to Fedora 20 and the recent openSUSE 13.2 beta.

I've been very impressed by Fedora 21 in its alpha state and after running GNOME Wayland OpenGL gaming benchmarks with XWayland, I ran a simple performance comparison.

Given the quick nature of the tests and that Fedora still enables a lot of debugging packages during its development stage, the testing was initially limited. Benchmarks from the Core i7 5960X with Radeon HD 6870 graphics compared Fedora 21, Fedora 20 + Updates, openSUSE 13.2 Beta 1, Fedora 21 Alpha, and Fedora 21 Alpha with the no-debug Rawhide kernel and other F21 updates post-alpha. The stock packages/settings were used on each platform.

All of the system information and benchmark results from this quick comparison can be found via 1409266-LI-21FEDORAA80 on
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