Late last year I did a posting detailing how Windows 7 crushed Ubuntu 9.10 in the area of 3D performance. Nine months later I am happy to say:
Linux out performs Windows 7 in OpenGL benchmarks!
Using the Unigine benchmarks Windows 7 on my system obtains the following average frames per second:
Tropics - 30.5 FPS
Sanctuary - 35.2 FPS
Of all the Linux distros I recently tested, Chakra Linux performs the best in these benchmarks with the following average frames per second:
Tropics - 38.0 FPS
Sanctuary - 38.3 FPS
Whew! Chakra's scores are just higher than Windows 7s' scores and they are leaps and bounds above the level Ubuntu 9.10 performed at on my same hardware. I am always pleasantly surprised at the rapid development of technology in the world of Linux and these improved scores are evidence of just how quickly this world moves.
Please note while these benchmark scores presented are accurate to the best of my abilities, they only represent my personal hardware and software configurations. Your results on your own system(s) may vary (and if they do, please share them!).