The AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D delivers an even more impressive level of performance on average in Ubuntu than Windows 11, according to an extensive set of benchmarks that Phoronix has shared to showcase the differences between the popular Linux distribution and Microsoft’s latest operating system. A geometric mean of all test results based on 80 benchmarks would suggest that the Ryzen 7 7800X3D performs 7% better on Ubuntu than Windows 11 Pro on average, with those numbers sitting at 50.62 and 53.98, respectively. The AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D, which represents red team’s third Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processor with 3D V-Cache technology, is available now for $449.
From a Phoronix report:
In this article a wide range of system and CPU benchmarks were conducted under Windows and Linux on the same system. Linux vs. Windows gaming benchmarks are reserved for their own upcoming articles — both for AMD Radeon RDNA3 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 graphics on both platforms. The system used for testing was the AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D with ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR X670E HERO motherboard, 2 x 16GB DDR5-6000 memory, AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics, and 2TB Solidigm P44 Pro NVMe SSD.
A total of 80 tests with native support for both operating systems were tested for this comparison… Ubuntu 23.04 came out ahead of Windows 11 in 72% of the benchmarks.
But on a geometric mean basis across the 80 very different tests, Ubuntu 23.04 was faster by Windows 11 Pro by just 7%.