UDOO-X86 Part 2: Roaring performance // Review

In Part 1 of this video I looked at the UDOO-X86 from the electronics Maker perspective.

In Part 2 I’ll be looking at the CPU and graphics performance of the board on Linux as well as RemixOS.


UDOO-X86 Phoronix Tests

So,let’s get right into it. I bashed the board with a bunch of Phoronix tests over 3 days and kept track of power consumption.
There were a number of areas that I tested, which covered pretty much all the use cases for this board.

  1. Memory speed & cache memory.
  2. CPU integer and floating point.
  3. SATA I/O.
  4. Perl, Python and Go execution times.
  5. Audio & Video encoding.
  6. Cryptography.
  7. Graphics.

Memory speed & cache memory

Cachebench

Cachebench, which tests out memory cache performance, came up with some mixed results.
Read operations were slow, by almost 50% ¬†as compared to the TinkerBoard.However, made up for the slowness with write operations,putting it almost equal with the TinkerBoard on combined tests. This isn’t so bad, really.

Himeno

Moving on to the Himeno benchmark, which is a good test of memory bandwidth and overall cache performance, it just nudges ahead of the UpBoard, whilst being 1.6x faster than the TinkerBoard, 5.1x that of the ODROID-C1 and 6.4x the Pi3.
It seems the competition is heating up now.

RAM speed

Moving on to the SMP based ramspeed tests, the UDOO was 1.4x faster than the UpBoard and 2.8x faster than the Pine64. This particular benchmark didn’t have any Raspberry Pi results, so I wasn’t able to compare, but it woud be somewhere around the Pine64.