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CPU Benchmark, MacBook Pro i7 vs Atrix 2 Webtop

So I’ve successfully unlocked the full linux functionality in my Atrix 2 webtop following this tutorial, and replaced the stock Motorola application launcher with XFCE4. This webtop is really nice: a full Ubuntu distribution for ARM that uses the Android kernel, so you are not emulating or virtualizing anything, the system runs directly on your phone’s hardware. But aside from my not-so-objective opinion while using the webtop, how’s the real performance? So I prepared this simple command line benchmark.

The benchmark is really simple:

trantor:~ ngranek$ time echo "scale=5000; a(1)*4" | bc -l > /dev/null

This uses the UNIX bc utility to perform a really long calculation. I don’t want to benchmark the storage (SD cards are slow, we all know that), so this simple command will do.

On my MacBook Pro mid 2011 (i7, 8GB RAM) the output is:

trantor:~ ngranek$ time echo "scale=5000; a(1)*4" | bc -l > /dev/null
real	0m24.667s
user	0m24.663s
sys	0m0.005s
trantor:~ ngranek$

25 seconds, not too bad. On the other hand, on the Atrix 2 (1Ghz dual core TI OMAP 4430, 1GB RAM):

adas@localhost:~$ time echo "scale=5000; a(1)*4" | bc -l > /dev/null
real	2m22.241s
user	2m19.078s
sys	0m0.063s
adas@localhost:~$

2:22 mins, not too bad at all. Here are the screenshots for the benchmarks, and a bonus one for my son’s Canaimita (1.6 dual core Atom CPU, 1GB RAM):

MacBook Pro

Atrix 2

Canaimita

2 comments for “CPU Benchmark, MacBook Pro i7 vs Atrix 2 Webtop

  1. Kadathian
    March 16, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Mac > *

  2. Kadathian
    March 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Mac > *

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