With AMD EPYC showing nice gains on Linux 6.0, I was eager to start testing Linux 6.0 on more systems, especially now that the v6.0 merge window is ending… Now featuring the brand new AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5965WX , I decided to take this high-end 24-core chip to run with Linux 6.0 Git to see how it performs on stable Linux 5.19.
As noted earlier this week in my Threadripper 5965WX review, this is a nice high-end Zen 3 processor for Linux workstations. These performance tests in this CPU comparison were run on Linux 5.19, while for today’s article it’s running fast with a number of new tests on Linux 5.19 and then Run Linux 6.0 Git from its August 9 state to see how this Threadripper workstation works. on Linux 6.0.
The Threadripper 5965WX ran with 8 x 16GB of DDR4-3200 memory and a 1TB WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD. Cores sourced from Ubuntu’s main PPA for easy reproducibility.
Testing on more Intel and AMD systems is coming now that most Linux 6.0 hardware has been merged.
Not CPU specific, but Linux 6.0 offers some nice IO_uring optimizations and new features with Linux 6.0.
For most CPU-intensive workloads, the Threadripper 5965WX’s performance didn’t change much from its good form under Linux 5.19.
As with EPYC, on Linux 6.0 there are some nice improvements to some of the database server workloads.
And in some of the kernel micro-benchmarks with Stress-NG showing some of the improvements with Linux 6.0.
Those who want to see all the results in full from this quick benchmark between Linux 5.19 and 6.0 on the Threadripper PRO 5965WX can visit this results page for all the details as I continue to try Linux 6.0 Git on several of the Intel and AMD systems that I have available.