Monday December 07, 2015

Benchmarks Of The $5 Raspberry Pi Zero

The alternative OS gurus over at Phoronix have taken the recently announced $5 Raspberry Pi Zero out for a spin to see what it can do. How does it stack up against Intel's Compute stick and NVIDIA's Tegra K1? Hit the link to find out. Here's a quote to whet your appetite:

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The Raspberry Pi Zero launched one week ago as the foundation's cheapest board yet (just $5 USD!) and also their smallest at about half the size of a Raspberry Pi Model A+. The Raspberry Pi Zero features a 1GHz single-core ARM processor, 512MB of RAM, mini HDMI and USB OTG ports, and a 40-pin header. There isn't any onboard Ethernet so you'll need to end up using a USB-based Ethernet or WiFi adapter. The Broadcom SoC in use by the Raspberry Pi Zero is a BCM2708.