30FPS HD USB Webcam

schmidtbag New Member Posts: 2
edited September 2018 in UP Board Linux

So I'm working on an OpenCV project that depends on a live webcam feed at 30FPS, and a bare minimum resolution of 720p (but preferably 1080p). The webcam stream is MJPEG, and I intend to run Linux.
However, I'm not feeling so confident if the UP board's CPU is powerful enough to do this. The closest reference point I have is a laptop with a 1.7GHz i3 (2c/4t) based on Haswell that seems to be able to just barely keep up with 720p @ 30FPS.

The UP's CPU is a more recent model and has 4 cores instead of 2, but since it is an Atom, I'm not sure if it may be lacking instructions or JPEG hardware decoders. Besides, this is a single-threaded task, so the extra real cores shouldn't matter. I've also read that some people never got it beyond 1.6GHz.

So, I was wondering if anybody had experience with this scenario, and if the UP board is capable of handling this workload.