The alternative OS guys have taken the Intel Compute Stick and jacked Ubuntu Linux on it for a run through the performance numbers. This little Quad-Core Atom box is not much bigger than a Chromecast (yes, it's bigger, but not much), and offers up 2GB of RAM in addition to 32GB of storage. The beauty of this little box is that it is x86 and comes with all the wireless radios you need to set up a fantastic streaming box.
Since last week I've been testing the Intel Compute Stick, the quad-core Atom Z3735F Atom powered PC that's a little bigger than the size of an HDMI connector. In this article are some benchmarks of this $150 quad-core + 32GB eMMC + 2GB RAM tiny computer in a variety of benchmarks comparing it to other low-power x86 and ARMv7 hardware.