Wine beats Windows?

Ed Steele January 19, 2006 Comments Off on Wine beats Windows?




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WineHQ is reporting that wine beat windows xp in a number of benchmarking tests. They put wine 0.9.5 on identical Gentoo Linux machine and Windows XP SP2 machine and came up with some interesting results. Both had these hardware specs: nVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 ULTRA PCI-E with 256MB DDR3, 3.8GHz Intel® 570 Pentium® 4E HT Enabled CPU – 800MHz FSB, 1024MB 533MHz DDR2 RAM (2 DIMMS), 60GB IDE ATA100 HDD 7200 RPM 8MB Cache. Here is a summary of the results.
Comparing to Windows XP, Wine has the current lead on 69 tests over Windows, a lag between 0.1 and 10.0 percent on 14 tests behind Windows, a lag between 10.1 and 20.0 percent on 9 tests, and a lag of more than 20.1 percent on 55 tests. So Wine does beat Windows in some areas and not in others but the fact that it beats Windows at all is amazing. See more on these tests in detail at WineHQ.




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