12-Core ARM Cluster Benchmarked Against Intel Atom, Ivy Bridge, AMD Fusion
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 14 June 2012. Page 13 of 16. 20 Comments

Next up is an Intel Atom Z530 "Poulsbo" system in the form of a CompuLab Fit-PC2 NetTop. With the Atom Z530 was 1GB of RAM, Poulsbo graphics, and a 160GB Hitachi HDD.

The Z530 Poulsbo system idled at 8.5 Watts.

Under load on Ubuntu 12.04 with the NPB EP.C workload was just 10.7 Watts for the dual-core part.

EP.C ran at just 8.74 Mop/s on the Atom Z530.

The EP.C result translated to 0.82 Mop/s per Watt. This Atom SoC was more efficient than the Atom 330, but still far behind the PandaBoard ES setups at 1.6~1.78 Mop/s per Watt.

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