When AMD first revealed its Ryzen 7000X3D processors, the company promised new chipset drivers optimized for Windows. The drivers were released a month later and as the Santa Clara company promised, we saw big performance per watt, as the flagship Ryzen 7950X3D completely blew Intel’s i9-13900K out of the water.
Phoronix recently tested an 8-core, 16-threaded Ryzen 7 7800X3D on Ubuntu and compared it to Windows 11. While it was a close fight overall, Ubuntu managed to come out on top. Next, it was time to look at the performance of the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) to see how well it fared against Ubuntu.
Just like when it was tested with the original Windows 11 21H2 in 2021, WSL put on a good show as it traded mostly lags in some scenarios. For example, in x265 video encoding, it lagged far behind native Ubuntu, both 22.04.2 LTS and 23.04. A similar situation was observed in the MariaDB database benchmark. However, it was also faster in the memcaching tests.
Here’s how Phoenix compares:
For many different practical workloads, the performance of Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL2) seems quite good on Microsoft Windows 11. Overall it was quite a pleasant experience with the latest Windows 11 with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on WSL2. There is similar performance for many workloads. If you’re stuck using a Windows host due to corporate protocols or other reasons, to run bare-metal Linux. Plus Microsoft is also extending the functionality of WSL2 to support graphical/3D applications, video acceleration, and other functionality.
You can get more details on Phoenix website.