ODROID-C2 ARM SBC Offers Great Performance For $40
Written by Michael Larabel in Computers on 29 March 2016. Page 3 of 3. 34 Comments

Of course, the ODROID-C2 is no match to the Jetson TK1 or TX1 in many of the benchmarks. If doing any GPGPU workloads, the Tegra SoCs would further blow everything else out of the water.

Unfortunately, there aren't many good ARM Linux graphics tests that would run across all of these ARM SBCs due to the varying driver states.

While many prefer the Raspberry Pi due to its community and public documentation, if you just care about maximum ARM Linux performance and don't care as much about that or the open-source friendliness of the hardware (namely with the ODROID-C2, if wanting to use the Mali 450, you're basically bound to the binary blob due to the defunct Lima driver project), the ODROID-C2 is a nice competitor. The ODROID-C2 for $40 USD is much faster than the Raspberry Pi 3 in the processor benchmarks run, there is 2GB of DDR3 memory and Gigabit Ethernet. The ODROID-C2 was also much faster than the PINE 64+ due to its faster Cortex-A53 cores. If you are interested in more PINE 64+ vs. ODROID-C2 benchmarks, I ran another set of benchmark results for your viewing pleasure on OpenBenchmarking.org.

If you would like to compare your own Linux x86/ARM systems against the benchmarks found in this article, install the Phoronix Test Suite and then simply run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1603277-GA-ODROIDC2371.

Thanks again to LoverPi.com for supplying us with the ODROID-C2 used for the benchmarking today.

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