Intel Atom Bay Trail NUC Kit On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Computers on 7 February 2014. Page 6 of 6. 19 Comments

In the end the sweet spot that ended up being used for the initial testing was the Linux 3.14 development kernel and the latest Git packages for Mesa, xf86-video-intel, etc. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS when released in April should be in great shape for this new Intel NUC Kit.

For those curious about the early benchmarks from this Celeron N2820 system, using the Phoronix Test Suite I have uploaded a few early results to that you can use for your own direct comparisons against your own system for finding similar results on our collaborative benchmarking platform with Here's some of the early uploads:

- Intel Atom Bay Trail NUC Kit DN2820FYK

- Intel Atom Bay Trail Ubuntu Linux

- Intel Bay Trail Scientific Tests

- Bay Trail NUC Kit Linux Graphics Pre

A full run-down of Ubuntu Linux benchmarks (and other distributions) from the DN2820FYK will begin next week as we're finally able to test Intel's Bay Trail Atom performance closely with this excellent, low-cost system. Today's article was just for sharing these early details for those interested in this very small barebones system that sells for just $130 USD. Overall I'm very excited about the possibilities of this NUC and am glad to see it's Linux-friendly (when using modern enough code) and should offer competitive performance considering under load it's only drawing about ~10 Watts. The results beginning next week will include power draw and performance-per-Watt numbers and against other x86/ARM systems. For other benchmark and Linux test requests let me know via @MichaelLarabel on Twitter. If you appreciate all of this exclusive Linux hardware testing, reviews, and benchmarking, please subscribe to Phoronix Premium for the latest open-source news and Linux hardware stories. The Intel DN2820FYK can be found at and other Internet retailers for $130~150 USD (with shipping).

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