RaspberryPi Zero, v1, v2, v3 Benchmarks

posted Oct 15, 2017, 5:10 AM by Tom Pedersen   [ updated Apr 15, 2018, 9:12 AM ]
I recently ran a series of benchmarks on my collection of Raspberry PI's to see what I had to work with for upcoming projects.  CPU, I/O and browser benchmarks below were completed on RPI Zero, V1 Model B, V2 Model B and V3 Model B.  Results/comparisons may be useful to others.

Config and Tools

Simple test - booted/ran a series of benchmarks on all RaspberryPIs using the same 16g SD card.  Card was loaded with the current version of Raspbian plus a couple of common profiling and benchmarking tools.  


Profile Summary

RaspberryPI 3,
Model B
RaspberryPI 2,
Model B
Raspberry PI 1,   Model B RaspberryPI
Zero W
Processor 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 700MHz single-core ARM1176JZF-S 1GHz, single-core ARMv7-A
Memory 945MB (145MB used) 945MB (113MB used) 444MB (106MB used) 444MB (107MB used)
Operating System Raspbian 9 (stretch)
Debian GNU/Linux 9.1
Raspbian 9 (stretch)
Debian GNU/Linux 9.1
Raspbian 9 (stretch)
Debian GNU/Linux 9.1
Raspbian 9 (stretch)
Debian GNU/Linux 9.1

CPU Benchmarks



CPU Benchmark 

"sysbench --test=cpu --validate run"

I/O: Sequential writes w/ file create

"sysbench --test=fileio --file-test-mode=seqwr --validate run"

I/O: Random writes

"sysbench --test=fileio --file-test-mode=rndwr --validate run"


"sysbench --num-threads=4 --test=threads --validate run"


Tested using Chromium via http://browserbench.org/ 

PI3 PI2 PI1 Model B PI Zero
Ares-6 (lower is better) 373.35ms 692.15ms 5239.1ms 2741.68ms
Motion Mark 4.53 1.86 1 1
Speedometer 13 6.99 1.05 1.99
JetStream 14.725 8.5698 1.5255 2.7481

See Also

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