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

Intel Bay Trail NUC Linux Performance Preview

Michael Larabel

Published on 12 February 2014
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 4 - 17 Comments

Last week on Phoronix I shared my initial impressions of the Intel "Bay Trail" NUC Kit when running Ubuntu Linux. I've been impressed by the size, features, and price of this barebones Intel system sporting a low-power SoC with built-in HD Graphics capabilities that work well under Linux. Here's some early CPU benchmarks for those trying to gauge the Intel Celeron N2820 performance under Ubuntu.

A full and proper comparison of the NUC DN2820FYK performance under Linux is forthcoming that will closely examine all areas of performance from Ubuntu 14.04 with the Linux 3.13~3.14 kernel. There will also be many other interesting Bay Trail Linux tests. Those results though are not done today and due to many Phoronix readers asking for some Bay Trail results, I quickly ran some tests this week against the CompuLab Utilite review numbers from the recent review of that nice ARM Linux PC.

The hardware being compared to the DN2820FYK Bay Trail NUC Kit with Celeron N2820 processor was the:

- CompuLab Utilite with Freescale i.MX6 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9/

- CompuLab FIt-PC2 with Atom Z530.

- CompuLab Trim-Slice with Tegra 2 dual-core Cortex-A9.

- CompuLab Intense-PC with Intel Core i7 3517UE.

- ASRock 3D Vision NetTop with Intel Core i3 370M.

- ASRock NetTop with Intel Core i3 330M.

It's quite a diverse range of low-power Intel x86 and ARM systems running Ubuntu Linux. The Ubuntu releases and kernels varied due to building upon the results done for the Utilite review and due to the ARM systems being restricted by their supported kernels and software. Again though the closer Bay Trail NUC Linux results that also look at the OpenGL graphics performance on the Intel Mesa driver will have matching software stacks on the x86 side. Just look at today's results as a performance preview of the Celeron N2820 processor performance under Linux.

All benchmarking was handled in a fully automated manner using the Phoronix Test Suite. To see how your own Linux system performs against this Intel low-power, low-cost NUC Kit, simply install the Phoronix Test Suite and then run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1402118-PL-COMPARISO79 to have a fully reproduced side-by-side comparison against all of the specific benchmarks used in this article and rendered next to the results you're about to see in this article. It's that easy with out enterprise-grade open-source benchmarking software!

<< 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. Mesa Git Yields Performance Improvements For Newer AMD GPUs
  2. Apple OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance
  3. Mesa 10.5-devel Brings Some Intel Haswell HD Graphics Changes Over Mesa 10.3
  4. NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers With Linux 3.18 + Mesa 10.4-devel
Latest Linux News
  1. Quantum OS Aims For A Linux Desktop With QML, Wayland & Material Design
  2. New Open-Source, Linux Benchmarks To Feast On
  3. FreeBSD Plans For The Next Ten Years
  4. Qt 5.4 Planned For Release On 9 December
  5. Meizu's Ubuntu Phone Not Expected Until Early Next Year
  6. DragonFlyBSD 4.0 Drops i386 Support, Improves Graphics
  7. Expensive "Free/Libre Software Laptop" Uses A NVIDIA GPU
  8. QEMU 2.2-rc3 Released, Final Release Pushed Back By Couple Days
  9. 64-bit ARM FreeBSD Support Is Taking Shape
  10. GCW Zero Starts Seeing New Game Releases
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