I was considering using a Raspberry Pi 4 as a cheap CI/CD server with Jenkins & Maven. Does anyone have a performance comparison of a Pi 4 against a modern Intel Core i3/i5/i7?
For example, how many times slower is a Pi 4, compared to a typical Intel Core i5 from 2020?
There are a ton of benchmarks out there that compare different Pis against each other or against similar competitors, but they are of no use for my use case: GPU, HDMI, fps, etc. are not really useful for a headless server that runs once a day after midnight and serves Jenkins. What probably matters here is CPU power and disk access.
As a side note, the Pi 4 consumes 3.4 W while a desktop/server consumes around 150 W. This means the Pi 4 is 44 times more efficient than a desktop in terms of power consumption.