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

NVIDIA Tegra K1 Compared To AMD AM1 APUs

Michael Larabel

Published on 5 May 2014
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 4 - 68 Comments

This weekend when publishing preview benchmarks of NVIDIA's Tegra K1 from the Jetson TK1 development board, there were numerous requests by Phoronix readers to see this high-end ARM SoC pitted against the new AMD AM1 APUs. In this article are some benchmarks of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on all of the AM1 Athlon and Sempron APUs compared to the Tegra K1 Cortex-A15 SoC.

Like this weekend's tests, the benchmarks in this article are primarily CPU bound as I'm still ready some ARM-compatible graphics and OpenCL tests. Those should be ready soon along with some power consumption numbers. Thus in this article it's mostly a comparison of the AM1 APUs with their dual and quad AMD "Jaguar" x86 cores compared to the Tegra K1 with its quad-core-plus-one Cortex-A15 configuration.

All of the systems in this article were running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but the AMD hardware had the benefit of being able to use the newer Linux kernel while the Tegra K1 with its Ubuntu image is currently bound to the Linux 3.10 kernel, but Jetson TK1 support is being queued up right now for linux-next.

The Tegra K1's four Cortex-A15 cores top out at a reported 2.39GHz compared to 2.05GHz for the high-end AMD Athlon 5350 x86 quad-core. The Jetson TK1 is also bound to using 2GB of memory and was using its onboard 16GB eMMC memory compared to the AM1 hardware; so there's some slight differences, but overall it's about as much of a direct comparison as we can do considering the platform differences. GCC 4.8.2 as shipped by Ubuntu 14.04 LTS works great on both x86 and ARMv7.

All of this Linux ARM and x86 performance benchmarking was handled in a fully-automated manner using the open-source Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software.

<< Previous Page
1
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. A Walkthrough Of The New 32 System Open-Source Linux Benchmarking Test Farm
  2. Habey MITX-6771: Mini-ITX Board With Quad-Core J1900 Bay Trail
  3. OCZ Vector 150 SSD On Linux
  4. Noctua i4 CPU Cooler: Great For Cooling High-End LGA-2011v3 CPUs
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Kaveri: Open-Source Radeon Gallium3D vs. Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver
  2. 12-Way AMD Catalyst 14.12 vs. NVIDIA 346 Series Linux GPU Comparison
  3. AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver Brings Mixed Results For Linux Users
  4. 6-Way Winter 2014 Linux Distribution Comparison
Latest Linux News
  1. Raspberry Pi's Gallium3D Driver Could Now Run Significantly Faster
  2. CMake 3.1 Brings Windows Additions, Target Compile Feature
  3. KDE Applications 14.12 Released
  4. Fedora 21 Released For POWER & AArch64 Hardware
  5. Elasticsearch & wxPython 3 Proposed For Fedora 22
  6. The New SuperTuxKart Looks Better, But Can Cause GPU/Driver Problems
  7. GTK+ On Windows Now Supports OpenGL
  8. New Ruby Benchmarks On GCC vs. LLVM Clang Compilers
  9. Multi-Stream Transport 4K Monitors To Become Better Supported On Linux
  10. New Supertuxkart Beta Lands New Graphics Engine, Uses OpenGL 3.1+
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. XLennart: A Game For Systemd Haters With Nothing Better To Do
  2. Need some hand holding with upgrading xserver
  3. Ubuntu Developers Still Thinking What To Do About Adobe Flash Support
  4. Microsoft buying Mojang
  5. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  6. Premium subscription "login" times out much faster than forum
  7. AMD Catalyst 14.12 Linux Driver Released -- Huge Update!
  8. Did Valve already get what they wanted from SteamOS? i.e. Win kernel + BigPicture DE