Wondering how well the sub-$200 (USD) PandaBoard ES compares to other low-power Intel x86 hardware like the Atom and original Pentium M? The original PandaBoard ES benchmarks and comparison are now out of date with these night-and-day improvements thanks to hardfp and the proper OMAP4460 kernel support, but fear not as in a few days on Phoronix will be a new performance comparison between the TI OMAP4460 PandaBoard ES and some x86 hardware. Right now you can also see how your own hardware compares to the PandaBoard ES and the latest Ubuntu 12.04 LTS code by running phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1201286-BY-PANDAUBUN10, which will reproduce the tests (including test installation) in a fully automated manner thanks to the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org.
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.