I have the basic benckmarks for Raspberry Pi version 1, 2 and 3, and here is the comparison, all the benchmarks on different Pis are using the same operating system / package, so there won’t be a difference from the version of software.

The testing platform:

RASPBIAN JESSIE

Version: February 2016

Release date: 2016-02-26

Kernel version: 4.1

Since I just did these benchmarks on Raspberry Pi 3:

https://www.peterdavehello.org/2016/03/raspberry-pi-3-model-b-basic-benchmarks/

The Raspbian and all the softwares are up to date, so the benchmark results of Raspberry Pi 3 are just copied from that post, they are the same result. The results from Pi 1/2 are whole new tested, in fact they are very close to the test results I did before, I would say they are all in the tolerance scope, so I’ll just ignore the detail of the benchmarks, only focus on the final results, the performance.

**PHP benchmark Script** using **PHP 5.6.17**-0+deb8u1: (in secs, the lower the better)

Raspberry Pi model B+ – 141.145

Raspberry Pi **2** model B – 48.113, **293%** faster than Pi 1

Raspberry Pi **3** model B – 26.984, **523%** faster than Pi 1, **178%** faster than Pi 2

**PHP benchmark Script** using **PHP 7.0.3**-5: (in secs, the lower the better)

Raspberry Pi model B+ – 48.153

Raspberry Pi **2** model B – 17.27, **279%** faster than Pi 1

Raspberry Pi **3** model B – 10.239, **470%** faster than Pi 1, **169%** faster than Pi 2

**sysbench v0.4.12 single thread**: (cpu–max–prime=20000,in secs, the lower the better)

Raspberry Pi model B+ – 1332.0115

Raspberry Pi **2** model B – 765.2441, **174%** faster than Pi 1

Raspberry Pi **3** model B – 478.0941, **748%** faster than Pi 1, **160%** faster than Pi 2

**sysbench v0.4.12 quad thread**: (cpu–max–prime=20000,in secs, the lower the better, note that Pi 1 has only single CPU core)

Raspberry Pi model B+ – N/A (non-multi-core CPU)

Raspberry Pi **2** model B – 192.1143

Raspberry Pi **3** model B – 119.9338, **160%** faster than Pi 2

Hardinfo **CPU Blowfish**: (in secs, the lower the better)

Raspberry Pi model B+ – 101.10

Raspberry Pi **2** model B – 62.26, **162%** faster than Pi 1

Raspberry Pi **3** model B – 41.10, **246%** faster than Pi 1, **151%** faster than Pi 2

Hardinfo **CPU CryptoHash**: (in MiB/sec, the higher the better)

Raspberry Pi model B+ – 8.75

Raspberry Pi **2** model B – 15.41, **176%** faster than Pi 1

Raspberry Pi **3** model B – 24.83, **284%** faster than Pi 1, **161%** faster than Pi 2

Hardinfo **CPU Fibonacci**: (in secs, the lower the better)

Raspberry Pi model B+ – 26.59

Raspberry Pi **2** model B – 16.23, **164%** faster than Pi 1

Raspberry Pi **3** model B – 12.35, **215%** faster than Pi 1, **131%** faster than Pi 2

Hardinfo **CPU N-Queens**: (in secs, the lower the better)

Raspberry Pi model B+ – 86.71

Raspberry Pi **2** model B – 51.77, **133%** faster than Pi 1

Raspberry Pi **3** model B – 36.42,** 238%** faster than Pi 1, **142%** faster than Pi 2

Hardinfo **FPU FFT**: (in secs, the lower the better)

Raspberry Pi model B+ – 151.73

Raspberry Pi **2** model B – 77.62, **195%** faster than Pi 1

Raspberry Pi **3** model B – 47.29, **321%** faster than Pi 1, **164%** faster than Pi 2

Hardinfo **FPU Raytracing**: (in secs, the lower the better)

Raspberry Pi model B+ – 150.01

Raspberry Pi **2** model B – 88.03, **170%** faster than Pi 1

Raspberry Pi **3** model B – 52.66, **285%** faster than Pi 1, **167%** faster than Pi 2

To hard to read or compare? I made a chart here, it’ll be easier to understand the difference:

Hope this comparison helps the people want to know the performance between different Raspberry Pi, since Raspbian is not ARM v7/v8 optimized, the difference may be much different once the binaries been optimized forARM v7/v8, and the 64-bit architecture, I may do some tests about that in future.

If you are interested in the benchmarks detail of Raspberry Pi 1/2, please take a look at the 2 posts below:

https://www.peterdavehello.org/2016/02/raspberry-pi-1-model-b-basic-benchmarks/

https://www.peterdavehello.org/2016/02/raspberry-pi-2-model-b-basic-benchmark/

There are some little differences between the different posts, because I redo all the benchmarks in the same software environment to have a more precise comparison.(though I didn’t run the benchmarks many times … ha …)