[Phoronix] An Early Look At Windows 11 WSL2 Performance Against Ubuntu Linux (tested with Ryzen 9 5950X)

1 : Anonymous2021/07/06 21:02 ID: of42cx
[Phoronix] An Early Look At Windows 11 WSL2 Performance Against Ubuntu Linux (tested with Ryzen 9 5950X)
2 : Anonymous2021/07/06 21:56 ID: h4abdtf

TL;DR: Latest Ubuntu is pretty bad, Ubuntu LTS is trading blows with Windows 10 WSL. Windows 11 WSL by comparison more closely follows latest Ubuntu and is thus often pretty far behind Windows 10. Do mind that both WSLs were tested with Ubuntu LTS.

I always like phoronix articles so I do encourage everyone to read it.

ID: h4bo3q5

Is window 11 more advanced in any way versus 10 or is it just a reskin more or less?

ID: h4c4u7k

Windows 11 WSL will support GUI apps via X-server

ID: h4c47fs

It's mostly just a windows 10 reskin made with touchscreen in mind. But there are a few improvements here and there. nothing major, though. All in all, it ain't worth the price of compulsorily requiring secure boot.

3 : Anonymous2021/07/06 22:51 ID: h4ai6vy

It would be useful to see performance with the same kernel. WSL can let you choose what custom kernel do you wanna to pick

4 : Anonymous2021/07/06 23:11 ID: h4akkll

Where were the files stored? Were they in the file system of Linux/Ubuntu or in windows? You can call the whole thing in the file explorer via wsl$ or in the wsl terminal via "explorer.exe ." This speeds up sometimes again something, if you this is not done.

ID: h4c1klw

Yea, using the default Windows file system mounted in `/mnt/c`, `/mnt/d` brings *HORRIBLE* performance issues.

5 : Anonymous2021/07/07 00:18 ID: h4as4pi

Now do game benchmarks! /s

Edit: apparently wasn't obviously a joke

ID: h4avx07

Your comment makes no sense. Why would you play linux games on windows when every pc game is already created for windows?

ID: h4axz9w

It was obviously a joke

ID: h4d8mrf

The most obvious answer is that MS is looking to get rid of its NT kernel because it is a spaghetti code disaster.

So moving to the Linux kernel is basically the future of PC gaming.

6 : Anonymous2021/07/07 14:49 ID: h4cxzeb

Just a reminder that Windows 11 is far from production. The available insider build is a Dev build. There is a lot of bugs, ranging from visual to more kernel related ones. So the performance we are seeing is not final. It will be interesting to see what it's like in comparison to Windows 10 when it's finally released in a stable, production manner.

7 : Anonymous2021/07/07 07:28 ID: h4bxcsr

How pointless of a comparison. Windows 11 is currently in the dev channel and naturally riddled with bugs and performance issues.

ID: h4by9gq

So? They tested it now and they'll test it later. That way they can compare if things improved or not.

ID: h4c0wy3

The useful comparison is W10 final vs W11 final. Performance on a preview version doesn't much matter, this isn't meant to be used in production.

8 : Anonymous2021/07/07 16:34 ID: h4dc4rz

Did the scheduler updates make to the W11 build yet? There was like a 50% multi-thread perf boost on newer kernels at one time vs Win10. Did this improve any?

9 : Anonymous2021/07/07 17:12 ID: h4dhbfl

was hyper-v that bad at io or its linux program running data from windows ntfs partition?


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