Linux vs. Windows results

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Artem S. Tashkinov

10 Jun, 2017 07:28 AM


I'm curious why Linux and Windows results differ by quite a large margin:

This is the same PC. Both tests have been run on a completely idle PC with next to zero background applications aside from system services. Windows performance profile was set to High Performance. I even changed Windows geekbench process priority to realtime - all to no avail.

Do you really use the same compiler for these two OS'es? If not, do you intend to? Otherwise your results between these two desktop OSes cannot be directly compared.


  1. 1 Posted by Anonymous on 23 Sep, 2017 12:49 AM

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    I'm also interested.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Colin on 27 Sep, 2017 07:17 PM

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    Thanks for letting us know about this, and I apologize for the delayed response. The deviation in scores for those two configurations are slightly larger than normal, but not atypical for the difference between two runs on a given machine. Some specific workload scores, mainly the HTML5 DOM score, show an unexpected discrepancy which could be the result of a hardware issue or an intermittent background process, though with two results it is difficult to draw firm conclusions about its cause.

    Linux and Windows do not use the same compiler. Some details on the compilers used for each platform are available via our page on the individual Geekbench 4 CPU workloads. Currently, there are no plans to change how Geekbench is compiled on a particular platform. Despite the different compilers, Geekbench should generate similar scores for the same hardware on average, though scores may fluctuate slightly.

    Primate Labs Inc.

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