One of the pressing questions is coming that whether it is expected performance on Linux or if it’s coming up short of Microsoft Windows for this first tier-one notebook to market with Intel Tiger Lake after the initial Intel Core i7 1165G7 Tiger Lake benchmarks on the Dell XPS 13 9310 which happened last week and then also discovering better single-threaded performance on Ubuntu 20.10. So we followed all the earlier tests. And we proceeded to do a Windows 10 Pro with all available updates comparison on Ubuntu 20.10 with the processor i7-1165G7. For making it sure we repeated the test on the same software stack and on an AMD Ryzen Renoir notebook. So, let us see what were the results of the tests.
This article is going to answer the question, whether the performance of Intel Tiger Lake performance is coming up short against Windows and if any outliers are there between the Windows and Linux support for the latest generation Intel mobile processors. Also, using AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Renoir Lenovo Flex 15 performance added in there it also helps address whether any of the tests can be favoring one of the operating systems over the other and we will ultimately see how the raw performance of Windows vs. Linux is for these autumn 2020 notebooks.
The fact is that the Linux programs usually don’t crash suddenly because of any system errors or something. And that is being known to everyone. We have never encountered the frequent Something happened error message unlike in Windows operating systems. If you think that since Linux is an Open source operating system then it is susceptible to many vulnerability attacks but in reality the fact that many people are working on the operating system, it actually makes the ubuntu more robust and secure since any hole is immediately corrected by the community. The Windows operating system uses NTFS which is a crap file system and there is also a FAT file system which is even crappier than NTFS. Whereas Linux implements ZFS and Ext which are immensely more powerful than the windows. And this actually makes Linux have the ability to work smoothly for years if not decades without you need to restart your system.
The Windows 10 Pro Build 19041 runs with all available updates as of testing and installing the latest Windows drivers for the laptops. If we discuss the Linux side then Ubuntu 20.10 runs in it’s near final state on each laptop given the improvements we have seen for Tiger Lake out of this brand new Ubuntu release and it is using the all new version of Linux which is 5.8 kernel and also Mesa 20.2. The laptops were the same under each of the tests without any updates and modifications, any differences in the system table just come down to how the details are exposed like CPU clock frequencies for each operating system and the information is being automatically collected.