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Let us investigate this a little bit more, we’ll get back to you once we have some more updates on the BIOS information. Thank you for your patience.
In the meantime, could you please let us know what differences have you noticed between the two versions? Or at least the most notorious differences.
I ordered an extra Joule Board that came with the old firmware to compare the differences we were seeing in performance, and found that the problem was the old firmware reporting the clock speed wrong to Linux, and so our performance was not actually suffering in the new system, but mis-reported in the old one.