Linux Benchmarks Of Intel's Atom Z3735F On The Compute Stick
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 30 May 2015 at 10:11 AM EDT. 17 Comments
The Atom Z3735F is what powers Intel's Compute Stick. The Z373F has a Scenario Design Power of just 2.2 Watts while being a quad-core 64-bit processor with a clock speed of 1.33GHz and a burst frequency of 1.83GHz. This low-power Atom SoC also has Intel HD Graphics that work fine under Linux. In this article are some early test data from the Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu Linux.

As mentioned earlier this week, I've been running Linux tests on the Intel Compute Stick, the small device that plugs into an HDMI port and turns any monitor/TV into a computer. The full Phoronix review and benchmark results on this $150 USD device are still being worked on, but here's some standalone performance numbers from this Compute Stick, which is our first time testing an Intel Atom Z3735F SoC.

At 1080p with low quality settings, Xonotic runs around 30 FPS... But the higher visuals will immediately bang up the system.

The Compute Stick can compile the Linux kernel from scratch... but it takes about 14 minutes.

Find more of this standalone test data via this result file. There's also this secondary result file with more benchmark results primarily focused upon the quad-core processor. The comparison results will be in the next article but in the meantime you can see how your own system compares by installing the Phoronix Test Suite and simply run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1505309-BE-INTELCOMP80 or phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1505309-BE-INTELCOMP19
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