Wondering how the Raspberry Pi compares to other computers? I just checked that using nbench-byte.
My Raspberry PI arrived a few days ago. I’m pretty happy and I love that little thing. It’s however, somewhat slow and it’s use as Desktop is questionable (at least until x11 gets accelerated properly). However. I read some statements that the RPi’s performance is comparable to the performance of a Pentium 3. Due to that and because I’m pretty interested in how the RPi compares to other systems I checked that using nbench-byte. Below the results.
|Speed||Idle temp.||Max. temp.||Score1|
|700 MHz 0 overvolt||45,4°C||47,6°C||2,47|
|800 MHz 0 overvolt||46,0°C||49,8°C||2,85|
|900 MHz 2 overvolt||46,0°C||51,3°C||3,22|
|950 MHz 6 overvolt||46,5°C||54,0°C||3,47|
|1000 MHz 6 overvolt||47,0°C||56,2°C||3,66|
1) The scores were calculated using the same formula used here. If you compare the above scores with the results there, you’ll notice that the RPi is worse than a Pentium 3 with identical MHz (not much though). EVEN if you overclock it to 1 GHz. Lot better than the VIA with 800 MHz as you can see.
You can get the current speed of your RPi using:
The usual command (cat /proc/cpuinfo) won’t show the current speed. You can get the temperature of your RPi using: