Raspberry Pi vs Raspberry Pi 2: Sysbench

My new Raspberry Pi 2 arrived today! I decided to get the Minibian version of Raspbian since I heard it was very quick and lightweight on resources (more on this later).
Left: original Model B. Right: Model B 2.

First things first, lets see how much of a performance improvement there is going from the Raspberry Pi 1 Model B. I will be running the following commands on both Pi’s:

sysbench --test=cpu --cpu-max-prime=20000 run
sysbench --test=cpu --cpu-max-prime=20000 --num-threads=4 run


  • Raspberry Pi: 1309.3046s (single thread), 1312.3089s (multi thread)
  • Raspberry Pi 2: 1170.6629s (single thread), 293.6215s (multi thread)

So, from these results it can be seen that there is a 11% improvement in performance in single threaded applications and throwing four cores into the mix improves performance by 4.4x in this case.

Stay tuned, more benchmarks and details coming soon!

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