LinuxLinks.com
Newbies What Next ? News Forums Calendar

Search





News Sections
Home
General News (3973/0)
Reviews (628/0)
Press Releases (464/0)
Distributions (187/0)
Software (867/0)
Hardware (522/0)
Security (192/0)
Tutorials (345/0)
Off Topic (181/0)


User Functions
Username:

Password:

Don't have an account yet? Sign up as a New User


Events
There are no upcoming events




First Steps with the Raspberry Pi: Benchmarks

Performance: Benchmarks

At the heart of the Raspberry Pi lies a Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip. A system on a chip is an integrated circuit that integrates all components of a computer or other electronic system into a single chip. This system on a chip runs at a clock speed of 700MHz and is based on an ARM11 processor. The Raspberry Pi is therefore unable to run x86 operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows or Ubuntu. Instead, it runs on specially compiled versions of Debian or Fedora.

With a smartphone-class processor running at 700MHz and 256MB of RAM (some of which is allocated to the graphics) it is not surprising that performance is easily surpassed by any modern Intel or AMD processor. According to the Raspberry Pi Foundation the Pi's performance is similar to a 300MHz Pentium II, a processor released way back in 1997.

Whenever I lay my hands on a new computer, inevitably at some point I feel inclined to run some benchmarks. Not wishing to spend too much time on running then, as they really miss the point of the Raspberry Pi, I confined tests to the benchmarks offered by HardInfo, a system information and benchmark tool, and GtkPerf, an application designed to test GTK+ performance from a variety of different GTK operations. The tests were performed on the unofficial Raspbian "Pisces" image.

HardInfo

Raspberry Pi - HardInfo in action
(view large image)

HardInfo acts both as a system profiler and benchmark. Here are the results of HardInfo's benchmarks.

Raspberry Pi Intel Core i5-2500K Celeron 1.50GHz Power PC 740/750 (280 MHz)
CPU Blowfish 100.83 2.53 26.19 172.82
CPU Cryptohash 8.79 639.99 - -
CPU Fibonacci 26.48 1.49 8.14 58.08
CPU N-Queens 86.26 4.23 - -
FPU FFT 150.97 0.84 - -
FPU Raytracing 133.85 3.34 40.88 161.31

For all of the tests above with the exception of CPU Cryptohash, lower figures are better.

GtkPerf

Raspberry Pi - GtkPerf in action
(view large image)


Raspberry Pi Intel Core i5-2500K
GtkEntry 0.84 0.01
GtkComboBox 17.09 0.44
GtkComboBoxEntry 11.38 0.20
GtkSpinButton 2.64 0.04
GtkProgressBar 2.05 0.04
GtkToggleButton 2.97 0.36
GtkCheckButton 1.97 0.04
GtkRadioButton 2.67 0.08
GtkTextView - Add text 10.40 0.40
GtkView - Scroll 3.94 0.08
GtkDrawingArea - Lines 28.62 0.43
GtkDrawingArea - Circles 36.47 0.53
GtkDrawingArea - Text 20.34 0.41
GtkDrawingArea - Pixbufs 1.95 0.08
Total time 143.44 3.17

Next Page: Software

Read ahead

1. Introduction
2. Distributions
3. Benchmarks
4. Software
5. Things to Do with the Raspberry Pi
6. Summary


Last Updated Sunday, June 03 2012 @ 07:35 PM EDT


We have written a range of guides highlighting excellent free books for popular programming languages. Check out the following guides: C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, HTML, Python, Ruby, Perl, Haskell, PHP, Lisp, R, Prolog, Scala, Scheme, Forth, SQL, Node.js (new), Fortran (new), Erlang (new), Pascal (new), and Ada (new).


Group Tests
All Group Tests

Top Free Software
6 Office Suites
7 Document Processors
6 Lean Desktops
6 Desktop Search
9 Project Management
9 Groupware Apps
14 File Managers
10 Databases
21 Backup Tools
21 DVD Tools
21 Window Managers
21 Productivity Tools
9 Terminal Emulators
21 Financial Tools
21 Text Editors
21 Video Emulators
21 Home Emulators
42 Graphics Apps
6 CAD Apps
42 Scientific Apps
10 Web Browsers
42 Email Apps
12 Instant Messaging
10 IRC Clients
7 Twitter Clients
12 News Aggregators
11 VoIP Apps
11 Remote Display Apps
42 Best Games
42 More Games
21 More Games
21 Notable Games (1)
21 Notable Games (2)
21 Notable Games (3)
8 ASCII Games
9 Educational Games
42 Audio Apps
42 Video Apps
6 Screencasting Apps
80 Security Apps
9 System Monitoring
6 Family History Apps
11 PDF Tools
6 Music Servers
6 Collection Managers
7 Calculator Apps
8 Geometry Apps
Free Console Apps
14 Multimedia
Programming
8 Compilers
9 IDEs
9 Debuggers
7 Revision Control Apps
6 Doc Generators
'Free' Proprietary
21 Closed-Source Apps
Top Commercial Apps
42 Games
Free Web Software
21 Web CMS
14 Wiki Engines
8 Blog Apps
6 eCommerce Apps
5 Human Resource Apps
10 ERP
10 CRM
6 Data Warehouse Apps
8 Business Intelligence
6 Point-of-Sale

All Group Tests

Other Articles
Migrating from Windows
Back up your data
Distribution Guide
Distro Portal Pages
20 Free Linux Books
Running Linux Under Windows


Older Stories
Sunday 05/18
  • 6 Invaluable Free Ada Books (0)

  • Thursday 05/15
  • 4 Best Free Pascal Books (0)

  • Saturday 05/10
  • 5 Best Free Erlang Books (0)

  • Sunday 05/04
  • The 9 Best Free Fortran Books (0)

  • Thursday 05/01
  • 5 Best Free Node.js Introductory Books (0)

  • Sunday 04/27
  • Tools to Empower Librarians (0)

  • Saturday 04/19
  • Create Vector Graphics with Open Source Software (0)
  • Manage your Business with a Complete Software Solution (0)

  • Sunday 04/06
  • Free to Play Linux Games on Steam (0)
  • Increasing Lab Efficiency with an Open Source LIMS (0)


  • Vote

    What do you find MOST attractive about Open Source software?

    Amount of customization
    Security
    Freedom provided
    Speed of development
    Quality
    Multiple versions
    Cost
    Potential to contribute
    Ability to modify code
    Results
    4779 votes | 2 comments

    Built with GeekLog and phpBB
    Comments to the webmaster are welcome
    Copyright 2009 LinuxLinks.com - All rights reserved