1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

CompuLab Trim-Slice: Dual-Core ARM Tegra 2 Desktop

Michael Larabel

Published on 9 January 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 9 - 19 Comments

The Trim-Slice from CompuLab is a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 nettop based on the NVIDIA Tegra 2 platform. In this article are our first Ubuntu benchmarks of this low power, fan-less desktop with comparative figures to Intel's older platforms and the OMAP4660-based dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 PandaBoard ES.

Following the Texas Instruments OMAP4 PandaBoard ES benchmarks last month, CompuLab offered to send over this NVIDIA Tegra 2 system for some benchmarking. The Trim-Slice was originally unveiled a year ago and began shipping in Q2'2011, but even still remains one of the few Tegra-based ARM systems that's deployed with Ubuntu Linux by default rather than Google's Android. The Trim-Slice is also not locked-down by any means but is a completely open stack, including the boot-loader. Having an open system and a full Ubuntu stack does allow some interesting tests to be conducted. In this article is just the preliminary look and performance figures for the Trim-Slice -- except much more in the coming weeks.

CompuLab is not a new name to Phoronix but the Israeli company was also the mastermind of the Fit-PC2. The Fit-PC2 was an Intel Atom Z530 "Poulsbo" nettop that was tested at Phoronix in early 2010. The CompuLab Fit-PC2 Poulsbo platform had a 160GB HDD and 1GB of RAM while consuming very little power and was packed into a very petite, fan-less chassis.

Above is a comparison shot of the CompuLab Trim-Slice ARM system to the x86 CompuLab Fit-PC2 -- both are very small systems!

Included with the CompuLab Trim-Slice were a user's guide, an external AC power adapter (with US and European fittings), an HDMI to DVI adapter, a USB to serial cable, an external WiFi antenna, an USB-based Bluetooth adapter, audio cable, and a USB cable.

<< Previous Page
1
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 & E5-2687W v3 Compared To The Core i7 5960X On Linux
  2. Intel 120GB 530 Series SSD Linux Performance
  3. Btrfs/EXT4/XFS/F2FS RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Linux Benchmarks On Four SSDs
  4. AMD's Windows Catalyst Driver Remains Largely Faster Than Linux Drivers
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Apple OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance
  2. Mesa 10.5-devel Brings Some Intel Haswell HD Graphics Changes Over Mesa 10.3
  3. NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers With Linux 3.18 + Mesa 10.4-devel
  4. Is The Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Fast Enough For Steam On Linux Gaming?
Latest Linux News
  1. Expensive "Free/Libre Software Laptop" Uses A NVIDIA GPU
  2. QEMU 2.2-rc3 Released, Final Release Pushed Back By Couple Days
  3. 64-bit ARM FreeBSD Support Is Taking Shape
  4. GCW Zero Starts Seeing New Game Releases
  5. Intel's Cherry Trail Delayed To Next Year
  6. Bq Introduces More Android Devices, But Still No Ubuntu Phones
  7. Qt 5.4 Release Candidate Expected Later This Week
  8. ArrayFire Accelerated Compute Library Open-Sourced
  9. Amazon's Fire TV Stick: A Nice, Affordable Media Center Option
  10. Google Puts Chrome NPAPI Support On Final Countdown
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. Hurrican SDL Port
  3. Roadmap to Catalyst 14.10 ?
  4. how to configure module phoromatic ?
  5. PulseAudio 6.0 Is Coming & Other Linux Audio Plans For The Future
  6. Debian Developer Resigns From The Systemd Maintainership Team
  7. Cant get working Kaveri APU - A10-7850k
  8. Script for Fan Speed Control