My Geekbench scores show low marks in W10 LTSB compared to W10 Pro (?)

Aug 21, 2018
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Hello.

I recently came into possession of an HP Z420 Workstation that has Win 10 Enterprise LTSB installed. I first pulled the ssd, replacing it with another ssd to which I installed Windows 10 Pro.

After setting up, activating the os, installing HP's drivers etc, I installed and ran Geekbench. The score was as good as I had hoped, just shy of 20,000 for Multicore performance.

Curiosity got the better of me, thinking that since LTSB was less resource hungry that it may yield a slightly higher score. So I swapped the drives and installed Geekbench on the LTSB drive. I was a bit surprised to see that the score dropped by nearly 25% to 15,000 or so for Multicore Performance.

Here is a link to the two scores in a comparison at the Geekbench browser.

Is there any reason why one would score so much higher than the other? Same computer, same exact components, same drivers, different OS version. They were taken only hours apart from what I can remember. I can't make sense of it.

Thank you in advance.
 

Colif

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from what I can tell, LTSB is still on version 10420 which is equal to the RTM version of win 10 (released 2015)
Pro is updated twice a year with a newer version of Windows 10.
They both get Cumulative updates but LTSB base build hasn't been updated in 3 years
Enterprise isn't aimed at regular users, its strengths are in other areas. It may not support the newest drivers compared to Pro

curious, in LTSB, right click start
choose run...
type winver and press enter
What is the Version and build number?

Pro latest version is 1803 Build 17134.228

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows-10/release-information
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_10_version_history
 
Aug 21, 2018
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Awesome... Thanks for the reply! I won't get access to the machine to swap the drive until later today and I will get back to you promptly!

Thank you.
 
Aug 21, 2018
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Well I guess that's it? I have v 1607, build 14393.2248.

Really interesting to me that there is such a huge difference.

Thanks again!
 

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