The WireGuard / Linux networking stack stress test is one of our newest test profiles and works on the latest Linux distributions shipping a supported kernel and also packaging the WireGuard Tools. Interestingly, Intel's Clear Linux performs very well for this test and was much faster than the other Linux distributions being benchmarked.
When it came to the graphics performance with the Radeon RX 5500 graphics, on the Linux distributions supporting the Navi graphics, Clear Linux was delivering easily the fastest gaming performance.
When it came to AV1 video decoding with dav1d, Clear Linux and Fedora were delivering much stronger performance than the other distributions.
SVT-AV1 video encoding meanwhile was led by Clear Linux but Fedora was delivering less competitive results here.
Fedora did pop back up behind Clear Linux when the SVT-VP9 video encode performance.
CentOS Stream did pull out a very slight lead with the OpenVKL Open Volume Kernel Library developed by Intel.
For the LevelDB database workload, Clear Linux again was delivering much faster performance than these 2020 Linux distributions with the default compiler flags on each. CentOS Stream did rack up a few wins as well.
Fedora, openSUSE, and CentOS had noticeably lower Python performance than the others.
Clear Linux was generally delivering the fastest Python performance.
Clear Linux's GMIC was also the fastest of those tested.
LibreOffice meanwhile had a slight performance lead on the Arch-based EndeavourOS.
The RawTherapee RAW photography software was running the fastest on Fedora.
CentOS and Fedora were picking up some leads with the Polyhedron Fortran benchmarks.
But Tumbleweed also did well in some of the Fortran benchmarks.
In total 240 benchmarks successfully were run on each of the eight Linux distributions under test. Coming in first place the most was Clear Linux at 107 wins or 45% of the time followed by openSUSE Tumbleweed at 17% and then CentOS Stream at 10%.
Coming in last place the most was openSUSE Tumbleweed at 23% followed by Ubuntu 20.04 at 16% and then Fedora Workstation at 15%.