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Benchmarking CompuLab's Small, Low-Power Linux PCs

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Published on 25 January 2014 05:11 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware
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Yesterday I delivered some interesting results showing Freescale's i.MX6 quad-core ARM SoC outperforming one of the original Intel Atom SOCs, with both devices being from low-powered Linux-friendly CompuLab PCs. While the full review of the i.MX6-based CompuLab Utilite is still being written, here's some more preview benchmarks comparing the quad-core i.MX6 to the Atom Z530 to a NVIDIA Tegra 2 to a low-power Ivy Bridge CPU.

The early benchmarks to share in this article ahead of the full review of the Utilite Computer are of the Atom Z530 based Fit-PC2, the NVIDIA Tegra 2 Trim-Slice, and Core i7 3517UE Intense-PC. For more information on these great low-power Linux PCs, visit CompuLab's web-sites.

For this four-way CompuLab device testing, all devices were running the Phoronix Test Suite and then benchmarked with a variety of computational tests. In the complete review of the Utilite will be more systems compared along with performance-per-Watt results. In this article today are just early preview figures for those curious about these low-power PCs out of Israel or for running your own performance comparisons.

Check out the rest of the results on OpenBenchmarking.org and stay tuned for the full Utilite Ubuntu ARM Linux PC review on Phoronix.

About The Author
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 and or contacted via .
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