A Samsung tablet with 4GB of RAM and a high-end, 14nm Intel processor spotted on Geekbench
1. ultratechguy (unregistered)
Might as well put Windows 10 or Ubuntu/Linux Mint in it at this kind of power.
3. tech2 (Posts: 3388; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
The processor is powerful but not that great.
Besides it might suffer from short battery life with Windows as against Android.
5. Settings (Posts: 1493; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)
Between Windows and Android, Android is the one who is spec hungry. Windows on the other hand can be optimized to play well with last years specs and still deliver flagship performance. Short battery life is with Android.
8. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)
Indeed. Android is famous for wasting resources of any kind.
10. Ordinary (Posts: 2203; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)
Lumia 635 has the longest duration of Windows Phone at 9.35 hours while top Android have BLU Studio Energy at 14.53 hours
35. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Lumia 635 has just 1850mAh battery, while BLU uses more than two times bigger, 5000mAh one. and the improvement in battery life isnt as big.
Also, chipset on Lumia is better, imo...Mali-400 is just plain crap, god.
41. hemedans (Posts: 476; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)
phonearena with their bias they dont want to test lumia 1520. go to gsmarena you will see who is the king
58. tech2 (Posts: 3388; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
and what about their latest flagship Lumia 930 ?
Lumia 1520 is a bulky phone with 3400mah battery. Ofc it will have good battery life. To compare a two year old phone with today's flagships with 2k displays isn't very smart.
59. tech2 (Posts: 3388; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Windows Phone's latest and greatest, Lumia 930, disagrees.
57. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8811; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
This is an Atom Processor. It's a low voltage cpu this low battery usage vs like a pent class cpu.
13. medicci37 (Posts: 1271; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
If it's high end I don't see why Samsung would use a processor that is only about as powerful as the Note 4 when they have a more efficient 14nm exynos available.
16. Techist (Posts: 231; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)
Agreed! The Note 4 with an Exynos 5433 Processor scores better on Geekbench: 1164 single core and 4012 multi-core (versus this one's 1005 and 3425). The Galaxy S6 processor does even better: 1306 and 4388. That leads me to conclude that this tablet is definitely not high end. Or maybe they are just comparing Intel's 14nm processor to their own.
42. hemedans (Posts: 476; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)
this tab use x5 so it is not high end.
31. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
Uh I wouldn't be too quick to judge.
Check out the benchmarks from anandtech. That's a 22nm "archaic" Intel processor keeping up for the most part with 2015 flagships and even beating the 14 nm Galaxy S6 in one. Yet you go back and people like Tylergrunter were talking about how weak Intel moorefield was with cherry picked benchmarks. If Samsung uses their UFS memory along with the cherrytrail processor this thing is going to fly. Intel is supposedly inferior in mobile design yet able to keep up with current flagships on their soon to be discontinued 22nm process. Samsung 14 is not as good as the hype suggests.
37. Pulkit1990 (Posts: 46; Member since: 08 May 2014)
Exynos in S^ is like 50% faster in Cpu Department . What are you rambling about ?
44. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
Did you even look at the benchmarks or read the article before you posted? Let me help you.
PCMark - Work Performance Overall - Higher is better
Zenfone 2 - 5,600
S6 - 5,180
3D Mark 1.2 Unlimited - Overall - Higher is better
S6 - 22,476
Zenfone 2 - 22,158
49. Techist (Posts: 231; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)
You've been rather selective about which benchmarks to report. Let me round that out:
Basemark OS II 2.0 - Overall - Higher is better
S6 - 1,955
Zenfone 2 - 1,229
GFXBench 3.0 Manhattan (Offscreen)
S6 Edge - 24.5 Fps
Zenfone 2 - 13.3 Fps.
Just balancing the picture.
47. Techist (Posts: 231; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)
The one test in which the Intel processor in the Zenfone 2 beat the S6 and others was a test that focused on, to quote anandtech, "race to sleep scenarios where the CPU should run at its high frequency for a short period and then return to a low frequency to save power." Intel chips often do very well in that respect, which, admittedly, is a good test for normal everyday activities (again to quote anandtech, "playing and seeking within videos, writing text and into files, etc."). But in other tests the it gets beaten by the Exynos 7420 and others. I wouldn't say winning that one test automatically qualifies it as high end. That said, it would be interesting to see how the Intel 14nm processor discussed in this article does in a variety of benchmarks.
48. Techist (Posts: 231; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)
On second thoughts, 14nm is cutting edge so perhaps in that respect it does qualify to be called "high end".
53. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
There's a reason I included the link. To round out the picture let me include that the basemark OS II 2.0 result is due to the S6 UFS which if the Zenfone 2 was so equipped I have a feeling it would be right up there with the S6 unlike what Pulkit was talking about.
"Some of the newest devices pull ahead, with the Galaxy S6 being very far ahead due to its UFS memory. All the devices ahead of it also happen to cost upwards of $500, $600, and even $700, so ASUS and Intel should be proud."
But for half the price of the S6 it reflects well on the Zenfone 2. It really puts to rest how advanced the 14nm Samsung process is as the 22nm Intel processor is very comparable except in the GPU department. We are constantly told how x86 can't compete with ARM but here it is on ARM's most advanced processor and Intel x86 is right up there. Intel 14nm is > Samsung 14nm. We will have to wait until 14nm Morganfield from Intel launches to compare both 14 nm processes but it's clear that Intel is making huge leaps with every generation and will soon be tick tocking past the competition.
2. waddup121 (unregistered)
6. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)
Samsung + x86 + Android = epic fail
14. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2746; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Thinking an Intel Atom cpu is x86 ... fail
15. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)
Apparently you failed in educating yourself.
17. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2746; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
And you fail to see that this Intel Atom is a 64 bit based ARM cpu.
18. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)
What are you smoking? Intel stopped licensing ARM since XScale.
21. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2746; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
I stand corrected, the website I looked it up on, got it wrong :)
22. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)
Intel crawled back to x86 after the Itanium fiasco, and is paying a very high price for the laziness right now. x86 can never match ARM's power efficiency.
23. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2746; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
I'm not very fond either of their Atom cpu's. Although these X series look good enough on paper.
24. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)
Intel adopted RISC architecture internally long ago. However, failed getting rid of x86 ISA with Itanium's downfall. Intel CPUs have to translate x86 instructions to their internal RISC ones in runtime, and it causes considerable overheads that translate to increased power consumption.
Intel will never sell any meaningful number of mobile CPUs. Intel missed the boat long time ago.
38. Pulkit1990 (Posts: 46; Member since: 08 May 2014)
Intel Cpu are weak don't blame the overhead even intel said it is significantly smaller in comparison to the performance of the chips .
45. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
Actually their CPU is strong their GPU is weak. Do you even know what you are talking about?
55. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)
What do you know?
Probably you are talking about desktop CPUs where power efficiency isn't of any concern.
9. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)
better not be the galaxy tab 2 i wont the exynos 7420,7422,7430. if it cant perform like an ipad i might just be picking up the next ipad air then.
11. ninja_master (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)
Still waiting on an Intel x7 on a phone
12. Darkerm (Posts: 308; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)
I would like to see more intel power Device and Flagship
19. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
interesting, if it's a 2015 Intel chip,nthey are probably just testing it. If the final hardware ends up being superior to the ARM options, they will probably use it.
Where Intel falls short is usually battery life, so we shall see what Samsung decides to go with.
I don't think these benchmarks are indicative of the true power. A 2015 high end Intel should handily outperform the Note 4 if Intel wants any shot at the mobile market.
20. miket1737 (Posts: 2381; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)
what if this same exact cherry trail chip is using 2x less power then a S805?
39. Pulkit1990 (Posts: 46; Member since: 08 May 2014)
805 is too old now compare it with future Snapdragon of Current Exynos all Their Chips loose by more than 50% and i don't think intel will make this big a jump considering they will reach Core M performance with this kind of a jump .
25. bubbadoes (Posts: 815; Member since: 03 May 2012)
forecast: you will get a lot of incompatability when trying to download apps. sammy standard: light years ahead of the Playstore--kind of like all of the ultra hd samsung tv's in the store, when 50% of the market isn't even up to 1080p resolution
26. Ordinary (Posts: 2203; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)
Lol, Sony, LG, Panasonic, Toshiba, Sharp and bunch of others have 4k tvs
28. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)
Sharp is as good as dead. (capital reduction by 99.58%)
Sony sold its TV division.
Similar fates await Panasonic and Toshiba.
Go educate yourself.
29. Ordinary (Posts: 2203; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)
Did I said anything about brand capitals or who sold TV division? I was stating that there are bunch of others 4k TVs out there not just Samsung ones
33. Cicero (Posts: 858; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
And all those Japanese don't want a Korean tech. Nationalist till the end.
56. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)
I think you are talking to the wrong person.
Go find SuperNova.
60. ninja_master (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)
Sony's tv division is not for sale
Go educate yourself!
27. Pattyface (Posts: 1523; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)
My Samsung hu9000 says hello from the future I suppose..
32. janno (Posts: 143; Member since: 19 Aug 2014)
Wow, apparently an Atom chip is a "high-end Intel chip" now.
46. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
I know and it actually beats the S6 on one of the benchmarks on Anandtech go figure.
34. janno (Posts: 143; Member since: 19 Aug 2014)
Guess Intel's "high-end" chips can only score 1000 points in Geekbench then? (half as much as the competition).
36. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)
Looking for high end specs and usually just playing Clash of Clans xD
51. gaming64 (unregistered)
Clash of Clans is getting really repetitive now. How bout getting more hardcore games?
54. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
We are slowly witnessing the rise of Intel and the fall of Qualcomm