The SPEC Graphics Performance Characterization (SPECgpc) group updated the Windows version of the workstation GPU benchmark suite - SPECviewperf 2020 - twice last year. The intent of the benchmark is to replay GPU workload traces from real-world professional applications (Maya for media and entertainment, Catia, Creo, NX, and Solidworks for CAD/CAM, OpendTect for the energy industry, and the Tuvok visualization library for rendering medical images). Version 3.0, released in December 2021, updated the Solidworks viewset to better reflect the OpenGL API calls in the latest version of the software. Version 2.0 had enabled selective downloading of the viewsets. While the Windows version of the benchmark had been through three versions, the Linux community was left out, having to rely on the SPECviewperf 13 released almost...

Linux Gaming: Are We There Yet?

Can you actually play Windows games on Linux? That's what we seek to find out. Talk about opening a can of worms!

126 by Christopher Rice on 12/28/2009

Revisiting Linux Part 1: A Look at Ubuntu 8.04

After a long delay, it's time to revist Linux. To start things off, we look at at Ubuntu 8.04, the latest Long Term Stable release of the popular operating...

197 by Ryan Smith on 8/26/2009

Dual Core Linux Performance: Two Penguins are Better than One

We got our hands on some of the new dual core processors from AMD and Intel and put them in a high performance Linux rig was exactly what the...

70 by Kristopher Kubicki on 7/1/2005

Linux and the Desktop Pentium M: Uncommon Performance

We received a brand new 2.1GHz Dothan with a desktop motherboard and put them through their paces against the Athlon 64 and Pentium 4 processors.

51 by Kristopher Kubicki on 12/24/2004

Revisiting Linux GPUs: Playing the Driver Game

NVIDIA and ATI have warmed up to the idea of Linux gamers, but are the new driver wars enough to make them competitive?

23 by Kristopher Kubicki on 12/17/2004

The AnandTech Linux XBOX PC Experiment

Interested in turning a few extra XBOXes into a modular render farm? Maybe just a $200 PC for surfing the web? There is quite a bit of...

31 by Kristopher Kubicki on 11/10/2004

Doom3 Linux and Windows Battlegrounds

Today, we take a look at the biggest Linux game to date, how it performs on various hardware configurations and how it compares to its Windows counterpart.

36 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/13/2004

Linux 3D AGP GPU Roundup: More Cutting Edge Penguin Performance

We continue to take our testing to the edge with Linux GPU benchmarks. You saw the release of AnandTech's benchmark utility last week; now see it in action.

33 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/4/2004

Building a Better (Linux) GPU Benchmark

Can we build a better mousetrap? Delve into the minds of AT developers working to develop clearer, concise benchmarks. It all starts with some Linux...

24 by Kristopher Kubicki on 9/24/2004

Linux Desktop CPU Roundup: Cutting Edge Penguin Performance

We have seen several server processors operating on Linux, but what about the best desktop offerings from AMD and Intel? We put five high end processors to the test!

34 by Kristopher Kubicki on 9/19/2004

Building a Linux PVR, Part 2: Microsoft's MCE 2004

In this second part of our personal, home-made PC-based PVR solution, we focus on Microsoft's Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004. See how it compares to the Linux-based MythTV.

27 by Purav Sanghani on 9/16/2004

Building a Linux PVR Part I - MythTV Setup and Install

As the first part of a multi-part series, we will be installing, customizing and benchmarking a Linux PVR setup using MythTV. In Part II, we will benchmark our...

38 by Kristopher Kubicki on 9/3/2004

Linux and L2 Cache; Sempron vs. Athlon

As many applications are L2 cache sensitive, we took three 1.8GHz offerings from AMD; the results may surprise you.

59 by Kristopher Kubicki on 8/18/2004

Linux Shootout: Opteron 150 vs. Xeon 3.6 Nocona

We got a preview of performance on the upcoming Pentium 4 3.6F processor a few days ago. Today we go one step further and compare the two best server...

93 by Kristopher Kubicki on 8/12/2004

Linux and EM64T; Intel's 64-bit Suggestion

Intel's newest Xeon processor packs full x86_64 support, but can it put one of AMD's more tried and true CPUs in place on a 64-bit OS?

278 by Kristopher Kubicki on 8/9/2004

Riding the 64-bit Chariot: Choosing Socket 939 and Linux

Inquiring minds ask us which Socket 939 platform prevails in 32-bit and 64-bit operation - no problem.

24 by Kristopher Kubicki on 7/19/2004

AMD and Linux: Reaching for the 64-bit Trophy

Over a year ago, AMD introduced its 64-bit platform without any hint of Microsoft backing the bold chip maker. We still don't have a true 64-bit Windows operating...

29 by Kristopher Kubicki on 7/12/2004

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