I’ve been comparing performance on a machine between Windows 10 and Clear Linux. It’s the same hardware, an older i7, not overclocked.
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790
Solid state drive
I did fresh installs of Windows 10 and Clear, and optimized performance mode for Win10.
I suspected some performance differences within reason and Geekbench shows that:
(Higher is better)
Single Core: 942
Single Core: 1041
Slight difference, but a difference nonetheless.
Single Core: 4311
Single Core: 4807
None of these results surprised me, and fit within what I would expect for software only optimizations.
However, the next thing I did was a Blender Render of a BMW, a popular test of machines. Here’s where the difference was so vast I am suspect of it.
Under Windows 10:
Time to render: 13:31.21
Under Clear Linux:
Time to render: 05:49.88
They were both CPU renders, and I ran it several times to see if it was a fluke, and it appears in this use case clear Linux renders this in far less than half the time. Is that even possible? Has anyone else seen results like this?