ARM On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Battling Intel x86?
Phoronix: ARM On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Battling Intel x86?
In recent weeks I have shown how Ubuntu 12.04 is ARM-ing up for better performance on the ARMv7 architecture by enabling hard-float builds and how the TI OMAP4 support has come together resulting in significant performance gains. Nevertheless, how is modern ARM hardware now comparing to the low-end Intel x86 competition? In this article are some results from Ubuntu 12.04 comparing the ARM performance to some Intel Core, Pentium, and Atom hardware.
On the last page you mention that the ARM cpu is a dual-core 1.9GHz. It's actually 1.2GHz.
The Tegra 3 results will be very interesting to see!
Obviously ffmpeg is not a great one to use b/c that has tons of x86 asm.http://arstechttp://arstechnica.com/...mment-22567953
Originally Posted by phoronix
An interesting alternative would be some gstreamer pipelines that utilize ORC.
That would make it fairly hardware agnostic while also testing the vector hardware.
I'm really looking forward to Krait, Exynos 44xx+, and OMAP 5. Based on the dmips alone I would expect around a 30% increase of performance per Hz.
FFmpeg also has a lot of ARM specific code. But indeed perhaps that particular case Phoronix tested is hitting a C-only path.
Originally Posted by liam
The Atom N270 is single core but on the first page you write '2 Cores'.
I saw you make this mistake in the previous articles too.
It isn't a mistake, it's Hyper-Threading.
Originally Posted by Milli
Then it's the number of threads NOT the number of cores
Originally Posted by Nedanfor
e.g. I have a quad-core i7 which has 8 threads
No of cores really doesn't matter any more. For what I care they could make
a half a core CPU or 200 core CPU. It certainly is interesting from engineering
point of view, however, the Market (with big capital M) is interested in:
- availability (software included)
If these parameters are looking good where you're standing at the moment,
you should buy it. And it's heavily usage case related. So things like 'it's not fair,
this one has one core, and this one two core' really don't matter.
On a related note... This Atom is not a contender. Medfield is a contender.
And a tough one, if I may say. Krait might break it's teeth on it.
I agree with you, however... Android might go down really bad upon Win 8 arrival.
Originally Posted by ldesnogu
Microsoft does not have a history of locking your devices to a specific milestone in OS
development (think Froyo, GingerBread, ICS). People will like the 'upgradeability'.
And x86 legacy code support is not something you can ignore. Considering performance
isn't really a problem lately (not even for mobile), it might just boil down to a better
software support and longer battery life. It will be exciting, thats for sure.