It’s been over a month since the UP Squared campaign was launched, and we would like to give you an update on our testing status in functionalities and 3D benchmarking.
The validation in Windows went very well. We are waiting for BIOS modification to enable mini-PCI-e SATA, UART, MIPI-CSI, and power for the fan. The rest of the functions were working well except for the 40-pin GP-bus and 60-pin EXHAT which we are going to enable with FPGA. From this week, the focus is shifted to FPGA, CEC enabling and Linux integration.
One of the selling features of UP Squared is its graphic performance. Here we list the 3D Mark score comparison between UP and UP Squared in different configurations. The testing is running with 3D Mark under Windows 10 Professional 64 bit, with variants of 5 different CPUs and 3 different memory capacities.
Here E3900 is referred to the CPU on Intel's CRB which did not specify a CPU number; x5-z8350 is tested on UP board; and the rest are tested on the latest UP Squared.
If you require a lot of graphic power, UP Squared-N4200 will be the best option for you. With the N4200, we notice that the memory capacity does not matter much with graphic performance. However, if you look into UP x5-z8350 and UP Squared N3350, the memory indeed plays an important role with regards to the graphic performance. The 3D score of UP Squared-N4200 is doubling to UP x5-z8350’s 2GB.
We hope that this test gives you a good indication when choosing your pledge on our Kickstarter campaign.
There are more tests results to be shared soon.