Initial Raspberry Pi 4 Performance Benchmarks
If looking at the geometric mean for the raw Linux performance benchmarks carried out in this article, both Raspberry Pi 4 boards tested inched past the ASUS Tinker Board. The 2GB version tended to come slightly ahead of the 4GB version likely due to better thermals with not being within the Raspberry Pi Desktop Kit's enclosure.
Passive heatsinks at a minimum are a must with the Raspberry Pi 4. Even with some included aluminum passive heatsinks, under load the average temperature of the SoC was 71 degrees or 83 degrees peak over various benchmarks as outlined in this OpenBenchmarking.org result file.
If you want to see how your own x86/Arm hardware compares to the Raspberry Pi 4, simply install the Phoronix Test Suite and run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1907127-HV-RASPBERRY81 for your very own fully-automated, side-by-side benchmark comparison.
Stay tuned for more Raspberry Pi 4 benchmarks on Phoronix, including USB and network tests among other areas.
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