The Linux kernel has been improved over the months, making an Intel Alder Lake platform running Linux far more effective than on Windows 11 Pro.
Michael Larabel of the Phoronix website published a comparison in November 2021, a few weeks after Windows 11’s official release, demonstrating the performance differences between Microsoft’s operating system and the Linux 35250, Fedora 35, and Ubuntu 21.10 systems for an Alder Lake processor, in this case, the Core i9-12900K.
With 47 first places out of 104 tests and just 24 last places, Windows 11 was unquestionably the winner at the time. Eight months later, Windows 11 falls from first to last. Still installed on the computer’s ASUS ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming Wi-Fi motherboard is an Intel Core i9-12900K CPU. 32 GB of DDR5 (2 x 16 GB) are still there, albeit at 6,000 MT/s as opposed to 5,400. Above all, the new machine inherits a Radeon RX 6800 XT, whereas the prior one was happy with the iGPU of the Core and lacked a separate graphics card.
The WD Black SN850 NVMe SSD is still available, although it has a 500 GB rather than a 1 TB capacity. Windows 11 Pro, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS + Linux 5.18, and Clear Linux 36580 are the operating systems. The first spots are held by Clear Linux 36580, 55 out of 103, or 53.4 percent. There were just 16, or 15.5 percent, for Windows 11 Pro. Worse: By claiming 71.8 percent of the bottom spots, Windows 11 Pro is donning the donkey’s cap (74).