Benchmark Results: Render, Lame, Gaming
Like the rest of the suite, these benchmarks are cross-platform and free. Unlike the benchmarks on the previous page, they are application-based and therefore did not require a stopwatch and an average of many tests to get their scores.
For this test we used the “non-official” Blender benchmark Render file.
Karmic once again edged out Jaunty, this time by 10 seconds.
Version 1.02 of the POV-Ray benchmark was used with POV-Ray version 3.6 in this test.
This test put Jaunty in a negligible lead by an insignificant amount of time.
This test was run using LAME version 3.98.2. I converted a 542.1MB .wav file to .mp3 format at a bitrate of 160 Kb/s.
Ubuntu 9.10 was able to create my mp3 file ten seconds faster than 9.04.
Since our Linux test system is currently limited to on-board graphics, I decided to go with a couple of older, free titles. openArena made the cut, as did a game that hasn't made an appearance in Tom's Hardware's benchmark suite for several years: Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory.
9.04 was the winner in openArena by a very slim .167 FPS. Karmic shot back with a half frame per second win over Jaunty in Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. The gaming performance on this limited system is essentially a draw.