The C-Ray test profile is the first close to real-world workload test profile that was run on the PandaBoard ES. The results for this multi-threaded ray-tracing test were quite surprising. The OMAP4460 PandaBoard ES was faster running this ray-tracing than the Intel Atom N270 and Intel Atom Z530 Poulsbo. However, even the ancient Pentium M was about twice as fast as the PandaBoard ES. Seeing the ARMv7 development board running C-Ray and beating out the Atom hardware was quite a surprise.
With the 7-Zip compression test, the PandaBoard ES performance was not too great with the original Atom N270 remaining much faster.
When carrying out Ogg audio encoding, the PandaBoard ES was the slowest among the tested hardware.