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Linux Benchmarks On Ten Popular ARM Boards

Here are benchmarks of ten different ARM SBCs/boards including the Banana Pi M3, ODROID-XU4, ODROID-C2, Raspberry Pi 3, Orange Pi PC, Orange Pi Plus, Orange Pi One, ODROID-C1+, Banana Pi M2, and the Raspberry Pi 2 using their respective flavors of Ubuntu/Debian/Raspbian/Armbian.

3 April 2016 - 10-Way ARM Benchmarks - 4 Comments
Lima Driver Code Sees First Commits In Years

A Phoronix reader wrote in excitingly that there have been a few Lima commits this week. Lima, of course, being the open-source, reverse-engineered graphics driver for ARM Mali hardware.

2 April 2016 - Lima Driver - 7 Comments
ALSA 1.1.1 Released For Linux Audio

ALSA 1.1.1 is out today as the newest version of this Linux audio library, utilities, plugins, and tinycompress for the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture.

31 March 2016 - Advanced Linux Sound Architecture - 10 Comments
Linux 4.6 Will Fix A Bug Where Some Laptops Are Always Throttled With Bad Performance

The thermal updates were submitted today for the Linux 4.6 kernel merge window and there's a very important fix for at least some newer Lenovo laptops. The fix should end up getting backported to current stable series, but if you have a Lenovo laptop and have been seeing slower performance on recent Linux kernel versions, you'll want to upgrade.

24 March 2016 - Thermal Throttling Fix - 20 Comments
Dell & Alienware Laptop Improvements Coming For Linux 4.6

There are already many new features for the Linux 4.6 kernel but with the two week merge window not being over yet, new pull requests are still trickling in. The latest pull is the x86 platform driver updates that offer improvements to various Intel-powered laptops.

23 March 2016 - Linux 4.6 Laptop Improvements - Add A Comment
96Boards Updates Site With EE, HuskyBoard Details

AMD's HuskyBoard still isn't shipping even though it was originally supposed to launch last year as a developer board powered by their ARMv8-based Opteron SoC. While the LeMaker Cello is moving forward as an ARM developer board using the Opteron A1100, 96Boards recently updated their web-site with new Enterprise Edition (EE) board details.

23 March 2016 - HuskyBoard - 21 Comments
Here Is A $5 Fix To Cool Your Raspberry Pi 3

Over the past week of running benchmarks on the Raspberry Pi 3 we have seen how warm this new $35 quad-core ARM 64-bit developer board can get and it's significantly hotter than the Raspberry Pi 2.

9 March 2016 - Raspberry Pi 3 Heatsink - 32 Comments
Raspberry Pi 3 Is Looking Towards Upstream Kernel Support

With the Raspberry Pi 3 64-bit ARM $35 development board that launched earlier this week, there is working open-source kernel code for this new board powered by the Broadcom BCM2837 and it's looking like it hopefully won't be too long before the support is mainlined.

3 March 2016 - Raspberry Pi 3 - 26 Comments
That Exciting, Passively-Cooled Linux PC Is Arriving Next Week

Back in January we covered the launch of the CompuLab Airtop as one of the coolest Linux-friendly PCs ever for entusiasts. This radically designed PC is arriving next week at Phoronix for testing so we'll be able to share more about its design and performance.

27 February 2016 - CompuLab Airtop - 57 Comments
39 System Intel & AMD CPU Benchmarks On Linux

Yesterday I published the interesting and extensive tests around a 9-way Intel Xeon E3 v5 Skylake processor comparison plus a few extra AMD/Intel CPUs for reference. For some Friday benchmarking fun, that comparison has been extended to a total of a 39 system Linux CPU comparison of AMD/Intel hardware!

26 February 2016 - Fun Benchmarking - 17 Comments

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