The first month of the year in a row has been quite wreaking at product launches. Among them include the release of the Windows 11 version 2022 (22H2) feature upgrade, and AMD''s Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 CPUs. As such, Phoronix decided to take the Ryzen 9 7950X for a ride on the new Windows 11 22H2 update and compare it to other Linux-based distros.
The test is a follow up to the previous results when Windows 11 21H2 was compared against Ubuntu on a Ryzen 5800X3D platform. During that, Ubuntu came out on top by a reasonable margin and today''s test was designed to examine how the two competing OSs are shaping up for the next gen on new hardware, although it is rather a closer battle, nevertheless Linux has once again managed to defeat Windows 11.
First up, we have a couple of DaCapo benchmarks from Java 2 and the Windows 11 22H2 that is completely obliterated by Linux in the Tradesoap test.
Windows 11 22H2 and Linux 6.0 trade blows are used in the Kvazaar HEVC video encode test. In the case of doubt, AMD''s optimized P-state performance governor configuration is always faster than the default setup.
Moving on, we have AV1 encoding (on the left) and rendering performance (on the right). Despite Windows 11 22H2, the render performance is pretty poor for Linux, since it is an all-core multi-threaded workload. It appears like Linux might be using the 7950X''s resources better than Windows can.
Next up, we have a path tracing benchmark where the numbers are closer except for the Linux 6.0 config in "perf" mode. Overall it''s a tie if you exclude that. Another test where Windows 11 22H2 shines bright is in the Selenium Chromium benchmark.
The geometric mean of all 190 test results is revealed. Linux 6.0 on Ubuntu 22.10 has a slight performance advantage over Microsoft''s OS, and the lead is particularly evident in "perf." mode.
These are just a handful of benchmarks that show the greatest performance differences. On Phoronix''s website, here, you can find the full results.