PineBook Pro benchmarks
#1
Would like to know what are the benchmarks for the PineBook Pro. I already have a notebook with Intel 6700HQ and Nvidia GeForce GTX1080, 16GB RAM and 1080p@120Hz screen. Hard drives are SSD SATA2 and PCIe.

The PineBook Pro would be mainly for portable use, however I’m wondering how much will be the difference. It will not be intended for gaming, but for multimedia, development and web.
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#2
Do you have a particular benchmark in mind for the Pinebook Pro?

I've found my Pinebook Pro compares (informally) quite well with my previous laptop, but that is an i7 Thinkpad X230 Tablet, which is not exactly a high-end machine by 2020 standards.
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#3
I don't have any particular benchmark in mind. What I don't want is a notebook that can't be used very well for today standards.
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#4
octane 2 benchmarks are around 6000 for firefox and 11000 for chromium. emmc is about 150MB/s, nvme is 1000MB/s.

rk3399 is basically OP1 in other benchmarks, if you find them, like:
https://zipso.net/chromebook-specs-comparison-table/

i find it about 50% faster than a pi4b 4g. and on par with a an old N3X000 Celeron.
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(06-06-2020, 03:28 PM)xmixahlx Wrote: octane 2 benchmarks are around 6000 for firefox and 11000 for chromium. emmc is about 150MB/s, nvme is 1000MB/s.

rk3399 is basically OP1 in other benchmarks, if you find them, like:
https://zipso.net/chromebook-specs-comparison-table/

i find it about 50% faster than a pi4b 4g. and on par with a an old N3X000 Celeron.

I got 26150 on Chrome and 21386 for Firefox on my laptop, on this website: https://chromium.github.io/octane/
Is the same site?
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#6
(06-06-2020, 02:55 PM)zxorg Wrote: I don't have any particular benchmark in mind. What I don't want is a notebook that can't be used very well for today standards.


In my opinion, the pinebook pro is a tinkerer laptop, it's not suitable for real day-to-day use. The use experience is really quite bad if you want to use a modern browser not to mention use it for multimedia use.

It's probably suitable for development if you use terminal-based software. But on the whole it's just very very slow and janky to get anything done on the pinebook pro. Also, a USB mouse is a must as the touchpad is the worst I've ever used. After the firmware update it works but only so that it can be said to work, it's still not actually usable.
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#7
The slowness is probably mainly due to 64GB eMMC. Wonder if there's any noticeable difference using NVMe SSD.
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#8
(06-09-2020, 03:16 AM)zxorg Wrote: The slowness is probably mainly due to 64GB eMMC. Wonder if there's any noticeable difference using NVMe SSD.

There's basically no noticible speed difference in day-to-day use. A little bit on I/O-heavy workloads like system upgrades or compiling code, but nothing significant.
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#9
If you're expecting something to compete with the last few generations of Intel chips, you'll be sorely disappointed.  It's not fast by modern laptop standards.

It is, however, quite capable of doing most things, as long as you're patient.  It'll do most things on the internet, development, etc.  Perhaps not all at once, but well enough to be useful.

What it's not, however, is particularly polished.  There are a LOT of rough edges still being worked on (which is the whole point of cheap community open hardware - to get the quirks resolved and hammered out), and if you want everything to work, there's still a blend of binary blobs needed.  Again, work in progress, and great headway is being made, but right now, it's still a work in progress.

If you're looking for something that "just works," and/or you're not terribly comfortable in the Linux shell doing OS level tasks, you should probably consider something else.

They're great hardware, wonderful for hacking on, and absolutely usable as a light daily driver if you don't mind the pain points, but you have to go in knowing that, and expecting that there will be weird issues at times.

Those only get worse if you run in aarch64 mode.  Random bits of software don't build right on aarch64.
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(06-09-2020, 03:24 AM)manawyrm Wrote:
(06-09-2020, 03:16 AM)zxorg Wrote: The slowness is probably mainly due to 64GB eMMC. Wonder if there's any noticeable difference using NVMe SSD.

There's basically no noticible speed difference in day-to-day use. A little bit on I/O-heavy workloads like system upgrades or compiling code, but nothing significant.

interesting. i see a huge improvement with my ssd for EVERYTHING. i'm also pleasantly surprised with minimal power usage creep. would love suspend to work, and uboot out of the box...

WD SN550 500GB (WDS500G2B0C)

i planned to make a post sometime with more info on it, but i recommend this ssd very much.

edit: i also think the emmc is fine for basic usage, but for "daily driver" type scenario, ssd for sure.
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