Windows 7 vs. Linux Mint 12: Cinebench R10

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CINEBENCH is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer’s performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON’s award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia and many more.

CINEBENCH is the perfect tool to compare CPU and graphics performance across various systems and…


  1. I do not feel that Mac is viable at all. That facking system should NEVER crash. The drivers and hardware are created by the same company speaking the same language (probably), and to my mind given the proprietary nature of Mac, it should be a miracle if it crashes. But it crashes VERY often. I used to use it for photo editing. Crash, crash, crash. Then bought a windows PC and even loaded with crapware, it kicked the crap out of the mac.

  2. Here the vital mistake you made was testing graphics. And if you knew a gram about the linux world you'd know that yes, the drivers for windows graphics ARE better. No disputing. But the linux kernel itself is faster, which is why you only see this marginal difference in speed. Once better drivers are out most linux distros will visibly out perform windows (rather than internally) – and if you don't believe me, read valves linux blog – after driver optimisation the games run faster. Sorry 😛

  3. You're testing graphics card drivers, these are known to be weaker on Linux and have more to do with support for Linux then the actual Linux development. Of course the open source drivers are gonna be worse than the properitary drivers on Windows, they have an actual dedicated staff that built these cards working on drivers for them. It's a no brainer.

  4. I can't believe how much time, and how many CD's (and DVD's) I've wasted using that piece of shit OS. Even on older hardware Windows Xp is still far more stable than any up to date distro I've tried.

    When trying out Linux I always come to the same conclusion: It's not a viable alternative to Windows. The only viable alternative to Windows is Mac OSX (if you don't mind paying up the ass for one).

  5. I somewhat agree, but I personally believe it's twice the market share you say it is.

    Also, "user friendliness" is relative, I thought Ubuntu was user friendly enough since 10.04 with the Software Center and most people just need a web browser and the only downside I see is Netflix not working, but that's the Wii's for. (that and getting laid)

    Anyway, even if it is 2%, why is Gabe Newel dumping money into Linux Drivers?

    I'm not trying to be argumentative, I honestly wanna know.

  6. The Linux Video Driver Model sucks!

    However, I've use my ATI Card with the Catlyist Drivers and I get no tearing in Linux at all!

    For Linux users that want better drivers, there is hope!

    Gabe Newel is dumping money in Linux Driver Development and making Steam for Linux!

    Phoronix says it's because he hates Windows 8, I think it's so he can get the Steam Box ready to run OpenGL.

  7. @BattlePikeQueerLucy It is wonderful and very objective to use non-cross platform application for perfomance testing anothers os. For comparison, run the glxgears by cygwin, because cygwin "just a compatibility layer, doesn't affect performance"

  8. @DrHouseATIforever I don't have the luxury to re-install Ubuntu just for it to not work, but my monitor just turned off when Ubuntu boots up. Works flawlessly in Windows and Hackintosh, though. So yeah.

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