Testing the performance of 15 different Linux distros on Skylake

Subject: General Tech | March 9, 2016 - 01:14 PM |
Tagged: linux, Fedora, ubuntu, debian, CentOS, opensuse, Antergos, Sabayon, Void Linux, Zenwalk, KaOS, Clear, Alpine, Skylake

Phoronix have just wrapped up a marathon benchmarking session comparing 15 different flavours of Linux on a system with a Skylake based Xeon E3-1280 v5 and a MSI Radeon R7 370.  They tested a long list of programs, from SQLite through OpenGL based games and multi-threaded ray-tracer benchmarks.  They wrap up the reveiw with a table showing all the results in an easy to see format for you to reference when choosing your preferred Linux distro.  If you know what tasks your machine will be assigned to, you can see which of these 15 distros will offer you the best performance, as not every Linux machine is used for the same purpose.

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"Succeeding January's 10-way Linux distribution battle is now a 15-way Linux distribution comparison on an Intel Xeon "Skylake" system with Radeon R7 graphics. Distributions part of this Linux OS performance showdown include Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Antergos, Sabayon, Void Linux, Zenwalk, KaOS, Clear Linux, and Alpine Linux."

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March 9, 2016 | 07:50 PM - Posted by sensacion7

I'd like to see some AMD benchmarks for their refresh cpu's on linux with applications that utilize HSA like LibreOffice, Gimp and others compared to Intel chips

thanks
Fedora23_Fanboy

March 10, 2016 | 05:29 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Debian Testing did real well on those benchmarks!

March 14, 2016 | 05:33 PM - Posted by Photonboy (not verified)

Do you mean the "refresh" CPU's which didn't change much from previous or are you asking about the upcoming Zen (which will be 28nm first I believe then lower die for reduced power in 2017).

Anyway, I suspect the story is similar still to THIS:
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/211948-libreoffice-5-released-with-...

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