Phoronix: VMware Fusion 5.0 Benchmarks With Ubuntu 12.04
Many Phoronix readers have been asking about VMware Fusion 5.0 benchmarks, so here are some numbers for those wondering about this closed-source virtualization product for running other operating systems atop Mac OS X...
I don't get it. Why are you testing Fusion, a Mac application, instead of VMWare Workstation, a Linux app?
well to be fair here i have tried VMware workstation and is really unstable and hard to install in recent linux distros[works fine on redhat], not that i care tho since KVM+spice is good enough for my needs[and very close to metal perf in anything but 3D which i don't need].
so maybe he tried and like me emoquitted after the crash fest but vmware fusion was stable enough to run PTS
maybe for you is awesome or maybe is my set of hardware[opteron and amdFX bulldozer and my old phenon II X4] but for me is not usable and if it works once you put some CPU pressure BANG!!!
So this doesn't mean much if I'm a Linux user with Ivy Bridge and Intel HD 4000 graphics (on Mesa)? It would be great to hear I could get similar results emulating Windows on Linux, since 3ds Max (and of course games for most of the readers here) is the one application I even need it for. Since I don't plan to use OS X at home, I'm finding it really hard to be excited about this.
It would be great if Oracle took a similar stance on improvements to 3d performance in VirtualBox, but I wonder if they even have the resources to make a significant jump.
Looking at the benchmarks, I wonder what workloads benefited from the "40% better performance" claims made in the marketing material. With the exception of 3D rendering, a lot of workloads were already within 10% of the bare-metal figures.
Running Fusion5 now. Seems to fix the bridged network issue. While performance does not appear to be noticeably faster, nothing that I do has suffered any sort of regression.