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Intel Medfield phone benchmarked, beats the Galaxy Nexus easily

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Intel Medfield phone benchmarked, beats the Galaxy Nexus easily
The first Intel Medfield phones are right around the corner - we saw four of them at MWC 2012 and among them the Orange Santa Clara based on Intel’s reference platform. We also know that Intel’s got some impressive performance to show even with its single-core processors, but we didn’t know the exact details.

German site Caschys Blog got the Orange Santa Clara for more than just a quick overview and ran some benchmarks. The results don’t disappoint - the Santa Clara easily beats the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the current Android hardware champion with its TI OMAP4460 chip.

The Orange Santa Clara scored big on Qualcomm’s Vellamo benchmarking application and the results on BrowserMark were equally impressive. It left the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab way behind on Vellamo, falling short only of the quad-core Tegra 3-based Asus Transformer Prime.

Plenty of reasons to get excited, don’t you think? The Santa Clara runs on Android 2.3.7 (Ice Cream Sandwich update is confirmed), Intel Atom SoC Z2460 clocked at 1.4 GHz, packs 1GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory.

source: Caschy’s Blog via TheVerge

Intel Medfield phone benchmarked, beats the Galaxy Nexus easily

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posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:00 4

1. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


wtf is a xiaomi ?

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:01 2

2. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


and i want to see a quadrant scores

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:03

3. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Yeah. We have to see the overall performance. The device might be a specialist in those benchmarks.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 09:06 2

12. 0o0blackstar0o0 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/27/xiaomi-phone-review/

Its a sexy phone

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 14:02 1

16. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


Its basically a MIUI Powered phone thats available in China. That im hoping that they would bring stateside. Its a killer device!

posted on 10 Mar 2012, 05:03

21. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


It's a china made phone that uses the same 1.4ghz Exynos chip found in the international version of the Gnote if I'm not mistaken.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:08 2

4. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


post after few months: "Exynos 4412 beats tegra 3 and intel atom easily."

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 10:34 4

15. max9777 (Posts: 62; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)


Well you are right, but at the same time this is a SINGLE core.. For a single core the results are phenomenal.

Would be awesome to see a quad core operating on this tab..

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 16:44 2

19. roscuthiii (Posts: 1786; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Not only that it's a single core... but a single core running Gingerbread.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:09 7

5. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Impressive for a single core

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 14:12 1

17. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Yeah, and because it's single core, it may be able to be used in wp7 phones.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:10 4

6. ikkuh (Posts: 34; Member since: 22 May 2011)


mi-one is a chinese phone with an android based gui.
Very nice product although it looks much like an Iphone ;)

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:11 2

7. ikkuh (Posts: 34; Member since: 22 May 2011)


what about battery-life? Seems much more important nowadays.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:47

8. Victor.H (Posts: 410; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Intel promises significant gains with this 32nm Medfield chip, but I haven't seen any independent tests done yet. That's actually probably the single biggest hurdle Intel has to overcome to be able to compete with ARM.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 09:32

14. jove39 (Posts: 1265; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Since...Intel's Atom is not completely single core...it has HT core...and also...ivy bridge is just around the corner with 22nm

posted on 10 Mar 2012, 11:58

23. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


victor,
The current Chip king is still the SGS2 or Note with the Exynos processor. TiOmap is 2nd place. For some odd reason no Exynos phones seem to be on that list. Odd.

I dont trust these tests until I see the voltage settings. The last time they showed benchmarks, they had double or more voltage running to the chip than any smartphone around... which means like a 2 hr battery life on current batteries. Thats obviously not realistic. When they tone down the voltage its going to slow down the chip.

Im still not sure that Intel is going to succeed in the mobile space. they sure as heck didnt last time, so hopefully they have learned their lessons. Something tells me they might not have though. Hopefully I'm wrong.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 22:56

20. handicrapguy (Posts: 30; Member since: 29 Oct 2011)


I agree, i'd like to see the power consumption of this new processor. Current smartphone performance seems more than sufficient, what we need is something that can last more than a day of heavy usage.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:50 1

9. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)


however the galaxy nexus beats it in "user experience"

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 08:59 1

10. macawmatt (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


Having insane numbers is great, but like ikkuh said, battery life is where we need improvement now.

Really think that we need a division in tablet and phone hardware. I always expect my tablet to trounce my phone, in processing power and battery life.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 09:05 1

11. 0o0blackstar0o0 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


No Galaxy Note its usually goes .. HTC Sensations -Galaxy note-Galaxy nexus - the tablets

posted on 10 Mar 2012, 11:59

24. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol.. you think the S3 chip in the sensation is stronger than the 1.4ghz Exynos in the Note??? lolol The note has about 50-60% more power than the sensation.

posted on 11 Mar 2012, 11:51

25. 0o0blackstar0o0 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


No in the benchmarks sensations is ontop because its overall .. but in the cpu only test note is #1 if u have a note like i do .. do a test

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 20:14

28. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


in what test does the sensation beat the note? in a stock test the note, even with its huge increase in display density and resolution handily beats the sensation. Now again, I'm talking about the REAL note, the 1.4ghz Exynos packing international Note... not the BS Crapdragon filled American Note on ATT.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 09:06 4

13. McLTE (Posts: 646; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


This is great news.. for everyone, Android included. It continues to drive competition and innovation!

I like hearing about these insane benchmarks.. but I'm much more interested in BATTERY. At this point I don't need a phone that smokes my nexus.. I want one that gets 2x as much run-time from a charge!

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 14:13 3

18. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


And this is only a single-core processor? Just imagine how a quad-core version will be like.

posted on 10 Mar 2012, 05:55

22. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Intel's offer very good performance but i have a feeling that Intel powered phones are going to be a bit expensive but i just hope i am wrong. If a single core processor can achieve this sort of benchmarks then their dual cores might match up to the quad cores that are around. Sounds like real competition for the exynos and the s4

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 17:05

26. linkkoh (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Wow... so your saying a Brand new model phone that is not even released yet is faster then a phone released 4 month ago? Who would of thought that could ever happen!

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 19:21

27. Chronos (Posts: 257; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


You must have missed the fact that the processor is a single-core processor compared to the other dual-core processors, and it's close to the Tegra 3 quad-core processor.

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 05:30

29. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Android and mainly its apps are made for ARMs not x86, so not of that much use but i personally think it will be of gr8 use in wp8 tablet as it will allow it 2 run desktop apps.....

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