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

TI OMAP4660 ARM Cortex-A9 PandaBoard ES Benchmarks

Michael Larabel

Published on 27 December 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 3 of 11 - 58 Comments

With not having any other working ARM development builds to compare the PandaBoard ES performance to locally, I made things interesting and compared the PandaBoard ES to several (mostly older) Intel mobile processors. (For those wondering, I do plan to get a Raspberry Pi board for benchmarking when they are available.)

There is also a pre-production OLPC XO-1.75 that I used for running some tests, but since its software stack is limited and couldn't be loaded with Ubuntu at this time, there isn't as many tests that were run on this much slower single-core 800MHz ARM notebook. The OLPC XO-1.75 also has only 512MB of RAM and 4GB of flash storage.

The PandaBoard ES with its dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 clocked up to 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of SDHC storage was compared to an Intel Atom N270 netbook (a Dell Mini 9) with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of solid-state storage, an Intel Atom Z530 Poulsbo with 1GB of RAM and a 160GB HDD (the CompuLab Fit-PC2), an Intel Pentium M 1.86GHz notebook with 2GB of RAM and 80GB HDD (a IBM ThinkPad R52), and lastly was a Lenovo ThinkPad T60 consisting of an Intel Core Duo T2400 with 1GB of RAM and 80GB hard drive. All of the Ubuntu setups were using clean installs of Ubuntu 11.10 in their stock configuration with the Linux 3.0 kernel, Unity desktop, and GCC 4.6.1 -- the only exception was the XO-1.75 with its OLPC 11 operating system that is derived from Fedora.

With not comparing the ARM graphics performance in this article and the storage mediums being different due to no SATA support on the PandaBoard ES, etc, being published in this article are mostly the processor-focused benchmarks. However, on the OpenBenchmarking.org result file are about four dozen different ARM test profiles used.

While the Phoronix Test Suite is capable of monitoring the system power consumption during testing, due to the different device form factors (some netbooks/notebooks with attached display), no power monitoring was done in this article.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Rosewill RS-MI-01: An Ultra Low-Cost Mini-ITX Chassis
  2. D-Link DCS-2330L HD Wireless Network Camera
  3. Gigabyte AM1M-S2H
  4. AMD's New Athlon/Semprons Give Old Phenom CPUs A Big Run For The Money
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Catalyst 14.4 On Linux With Radeon R3 APU Graphics
  2. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 RC Benchmarks
  3. AMD Catalyst 14.4 Brings Few Linux Performance Improvements
  4. The Performance Of Fedora 20 Updated
Latest Linux News
  1. R600 Gallium3D Lands Many OpenGL Fixes
  2. LLVMpipe Gallium3D Now Exposes GLSL 3.30
  3. NGINX 1.6 Brings SPDY 3.1 & Other New Features
  4. Linux Foundation Announces A Core Infrastructure Initiative
  5. More Steam Linux Tests/Benchmarks Might Be Coming
  6. NVIDIA's Amazing Single-Board ARM Computer Might Be Delayed
  7. Fedora 21 To Get A Playground, New Features
  8. PC-BSD Is Developing Its Own Desktop Environment
  9. Valve Is Bringing VOGL To Windows & Working On Regression Tests
  10. Canonical Is Taking Over Linux 3.13 Kernel Maintenance
  11. Google Web Designer Is Now Natively Available On Linux
  12. Ubuntu 14.10 Is Codenamed The Utopic Unicorn
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Linux Kernel Developers Fed Up With Ridiculous Bugs In Systemd
  2. HTPC-upgrade advice: AMD Richland A8-7600 or Kaveri A10-6700T ???
  3. What Else Would You Like To See On Phoronix This Spring?
  4. The GNOME Foundation Is Running Short On Money
  5. The Most Amazing OpenGL Tech Demo In 64kb
  6. Announcing radeontop, a tool for viewing the GPU usage
  7. New card. Open source drivers only.
  8. Script for Fan Speed Control