I noticed for a while that the internet benchmark running Vmware Whonix is about 1/10th of the benchmark speed of a native Torbrowser on the same host. My Whonix instance gets about 1Mbps and Torbrowser easily gets 10+MBPS.
The server hardware is VERY fast (i9 4.5ghz 32gb) so I doubt this is a desktop power issue.
Why is Whonix’s Tor connection so much slower than Torbrowers on host? Is this normal or to be expected?