Workstation Benchmarks: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu Linux
Aug 04, 2010, 06:04 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)
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"As I alluded to recently, the second round of Windows 7 vs.
Linux benchmarks -- with the first round consisting of Is Windows 7
Actually Faster Than Ubuntu 10.04 and Mac OS X vs. Windows 7 vs.
Ubuntu benchmarks -- are currently being done atop a Lenovo
ThinkPad W510 notebook that is quite popular with business
professionals. With the high-end ThinkPad W510 boasting a dual
quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU with Hyper-Threading plus a NVIDIA
Quadro FX 880M graphics processor, we began this second round of
cross-platform benchmarks by running a set of workstation tests. In
this article we are mainly looking at the workstation graphics (via
SPECViewPerf) performance along with some CPU/disk tests.
"The Lenovo ThinkPad W510 being tested had an Intel Core i7
720QM clocked at 1.60GHz with a total of eight logical cores (four
physical cores + Hyper Threading), 4GB of DDR3 system memory, a
320GB Hitachi HTS72503 7200RPM SATA HDD, a 1600 x 900 display
panel, and a NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M graphics processor with 1GB of
video memory. The Intel Core i7 720QM continues to be one of the
fastest quad-core notebook processors available with a max Turbo
Frequency of 2.8GHz, 6MB of Intel Smart Cache, SSE4.2 support, and
is built on a 45nm process. The NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M graphics
processor has 48 CUDA cores, a 550MHz core clock, 1GB of 128-bit
790MHz DDR3 video memory, OpenGL 3.2 support, and supports OpenCL
1.0. The NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M is based upon the consumer-grade
GeForce GT 330M mobile GPU."