New Benchmarks Of Eltechs ExaGear For x86 Apps On ARM
Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization on 31 May 2015 at 09:29 AM EDT. 10 Comments
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In the past we've written about Eltechs' ExaGear Desktop software that claims to be 4.5x faster than QEMU and allows x86 Windows/Linux programs to run on ARM. The company has sent over their latest benchmark results of their latest performance claims.

Eltechs' ExaGear is now compatible with both versions of the Raspberry Pi for running x86 apps on the low-cost, low-power ARM development board. The benchmarks they sent over though aren't for the Raspberry Pi but some unreleased data on an ODROID-XU, the development board powered by a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa Cortex-A15 1.6GHz quad-core.

The benchmark results provided by the company show that at a minimum the new version of their ExaGear software (v1.1) is performing the same as v1.0 but in many of the nbench cases the performance is measurably faster than the previous release, which in turn still tends to be multiple times faster than QEMU.

As they just provided the results in an Excel spreadsheet and not via the Phoronix Test Suite or other form to validate their results, anything else more useful, etc, they're embedded below for those interested.

The ExaGear Desktop proprietary software sells at the moment for $9.95 for the Raspberry Pi, $14.95 for the Raspberry Pi 2, or $19.95 for other ARMv7 devices.
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