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Test System Specs And Setup

Fedora 16 And GNOME Shell: Tested And Reviewed
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64-bit Desktop Test System

64-bit Desktop Test System Specs
Operating System 1
Fedora 16 'Verne'
Operating System 2
Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot'
Operating System 3
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Processor
Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.88 GHz (quad-core)
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD7 (F7 BIOS)
Memory
8 GB Crucial DDR3 @ 1333 MT/s (2 x 4 GB)
Graphics 1
AMD Radeon HD 4870 Reference Board 512 MB GDDR5 (PCIe 2.0)
Graphics 2
EVGA GeForce GTX 260 896 MB GDDR5 (PCIe 2.0)
Storage
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500 GB SATA 3Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 16 MB Cache
Optical
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Power Supply
Corsair TX750W (750 W max)
Chassis
Zalman MS-1000 HS2
CPU Cooler
Scythe Mugen 2 Revision B
Keyboard
Logitech Wireless Keyboard K320
Mouse
Logitech Cordless TrackMan Wheel


32-bit Mobile System

32-bit Mobile Test System
Operating SystemFedora 16 'Verne'
Model
Dell Inspiron Mini 10v (1st generation)
Processor
Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6 GHz
Memory
1 GB DDR2-533
Graphics
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Storage
120 GB 2.5-inch 5400 RPM SATA HDD


Setup


All of the Fedora 16 benchmarks were run on a newly installed and freshly updated system as of midnight February 29th. Some of the Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7 scores were retained from Ubuntu 11.10 Review: Benchmarked Against Windows 7. However, due to several benchmarks being updated in the month since the Ubuntu article, the Raw Therapee, HandBrake, LAME, Blender, GeekBench, and Unigine Heaven scores are fresh. The table below lists the 23 benchmarks currently in our Linux/Windows XPlat (cross-platform) suite:

X-Plat Benchmark Suite v1.0

Category
Tests
Start & Stop Times
Boot, Shut Down, Hibernate, and Wake
File Copy Times
HDD to HDD, HDD to USB, and USB to HDD
Archiving
Zip, Un-zip, Tar.gz, and Un-Tar.gz
Multimedia
HandBrake, LAME, and RawTherapee
System
GeekBench, POV-Ray, and Blender
UnigineSanctuary, Tropics, and Heaven
GamesDoom 3, Prey, and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

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