Router CPU performance

This page has begun as a comparison of CPU speeds of various MIPS-based WiFi-routers running OpenWRT, but over time has shifted into a general results reference table for the Simple MD5 CPU performance test.

Test used

On OpenWRT

time sh -c 'dd if=/dev/zero bs=1M count=100 | md5sum'

Used this way because the provided ”dd” does not show MB/sec values on its own. Just 100 MB is chosen because OpenWRT devices will typically have a low CPU performance, and using the more common 1024 MB for a test would result in a very long wait.

Divide 100 by elapsed time in seconds as returned by “time”, the result is speed in MB/sec.

On any full GNU/Linux OS

dd if=/dev/zero bs=1M count=1024 | md5sum

Results

Vendor Model SoC/CPU Cores* Architecture OS MB/s
TP-Link TL-WR741ND v1.9 Atheros AR7240 rev 2 1 mips OpenWRT 18.06 5.6
TP-Link TL-WR741ND v1.9 Atheros AR7240 rev 2 1 mips LEDE 17.01.5 6.0
TP-Link TL-WR842ND v1 Atheros AR7241 rev 1 1 mips LEDE 17.01.6 6.0
TP-Link TL-WR1043ND v1 Atheros AR9132 rev 2 1 mips LEDE 17.01.7 7.1
TP-Link TL-WR841N v7 Atheros AR7241 rev 1 1 mips OpenWRT 15.05 7.9
TP-Link TL-WR841N v8 Atheros AR9341 rev 3 1 mips LEDE 17.01.4 11.4
TP-Link TL-WR941ND v5 Atheros AR9341 rev 3 1 mips LEDE 17.01.7 11.7
Netgear WNDR3700 Atheros AR7161 rev 2 1 mips LEDE 17.01.6 11.9
TP-Link TL-WR841N v8 Atheros AR9341 rev 1 1 mips OpenWRT 15.05 12.6
TP-Link TL-WDR4310 Atheros AR9344 rev 2 1 mips LEDE 17.01.4 13.5
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1.1 Atheros AR9344 rev 2 1 mips LEDE 17.01.7 13.7
For reference
D-Link DNS-323 Marvell Orion 88F5182 1 armv5tel Debian 7 w/Linux 3.2 22
Raspberry Pi 1 Broadcom BCM2835 1 armv6l Raspbian w/Linux 4.9.35 35
Lemote Yeeloong Loongson 2F 1 mips64 Debian 8 w/Linux 4.14.149 37
ASUS P3V4X Intel Pentium III 600B 1 x86 grml32 2018.12 w/Linux 4.19.8 40.5
Sipeed LicheeRV Allwinner D1 1 riscv64 Ubuntu 20.04 w/Linux 5.16.0-rc3 44.8
Sipeed LicheeRV Allwinner D1 1 riscv64 Debian Sid (2021-12) w/Linux 5.4.61 55
Mele A2000 Allwinner A10 1 armv7l Debian 7 w/Linux 3.4 75
Cubieboard 2 Allwinner A20 2 armv7l Debian 8 w/Linux 3.4 75
Raspberry Pi 2 Broadcom BCM2709 4 armv7l Debian 8 w/Linux 3.18 79
Pine64 A64 Allwinner A64 4 aarch64 Armbian 20.04 (Focal) w/Linux 5.10.60 86.6
Fujitsu Futro S900 AMD G-T44R 1 amd64 Debian 9 w/Linux 4.14.44 138
ASUS A7N8X-X AMD Athlon XP 2500+ 1 x86 grml32 2018.12 w/Linux 4.19.8 147
Foxconn AHD1S-K AMD E-350 2 amd64 Debian 8 w/Linux 4.14.7 197
ECS BAT-I Intel Celeron J1800 2 amd64 Debian 9 w/Linux 5.4.47 335

* the dd+md5sum test does not use more than 2 cores.


router-cpu-performance.txt · Last modified: 2022-01-19 21:43 UTC by rm