Raspberry Pi 2.0 Benchmarks

Raspberry Pi 2.0 means it’s time for Raspberry Pi 2.0 benchmarks!

I have run previous benchmarks on various Raspberry Pi units so when I got my Raspberry Pi 2.0, I was immediately curious how its CPU performance compared to my other units. Due to work, my time is limited at the moment but I wanted to get some initial benchmarks out of the door.

So, just how do the 1.0 and 2.0 models compare? Simply, the 2.0 model shows promise.

For testing, I used the Phoronix Test Suite with the Nginx test and the NBench tool.

Comparing the NBench results across the various Raspberry Pi models, it looks like the 2.0 model is about 31% faster for integer performance and 63.7% faster for floating point calculations.
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I suspect, however, Nbench is only using one core and isn’t really the best tool, however. Part of that suspicion is also due to the massive 367% improvement in the number of Nginx requests handled per second between the 1.0 and 2.0 models.
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As I have more time, I will do proper benchmarks to put the hardware through its paces.