"Last week we released Phoronix Test Suite 1.0 and one of the
article requests we received as a result was to do a side-by-side
comparison between the popular desktop Linux distributions. Ask and
you shall receive. Today we have up 28 test results from Ubuntu
8.04, Fedora 9, and Mandriva 2008.1.
"The 'modern day' hardware we had used during testing were dual
AMD Opteron 2356 Quad-Core processors, an ATI FireGL V8600 1GB
graphics card, Tyan Thunder n3600M motherboard, 4GB of DDR2 RAM,
Western Digital 160GB SATA 2.0 hard drive, and a Cooler Master Real
Power Pro 1000W power supply..."