Intel closes the power consumption gap on ARM, Atom competitive with Cortex A15 and Krait
0. phoneArena 04 Jan 2013, 08:40 posted on
When we speak about mobile devices and their processors, ARM is the first and only name that will come to mind. Intel has started making its baby steps into mobile this year…
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1. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
The iPhone 5's A6 Chip is the most power efficient chip and has the best GPU
6. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Can you prove he is not right, android fan?
He is stating the fact actually
15. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The Mali-T604 got very respectable scores compared to the PowerVR's when you factor in the insane screen resolution, and it trumps everything but the SGX554 in the offscreen test.
Honestly, Google/Samsung should have used the Mali-T658 for such a high resolution, but I think Samsung wanted to keep that for the GS4.
16. joey_sfb (Posts: 5809; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
There no point in having powerful hardware for a restrictive mobile OS such as the aging iOS.
Its a good thing that Apple has a large fan base to keep buying the same design same martyr years after years months after months.
28. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Care to back up that statement?
SGX554MP4 is more powerful (though less modern architecture )than Mali t604.
Numbers are clear on that one, no matter how much you android fanboys thumb it down
34. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
We were talking about the iPhone 5's GPU, the SGX543MP3, not the SGX554MP4. There's no doubt that the SGX554 beats out the Mali-T604, but the SGX543 certainly doesn't.
GLBenchmark 2.5 - Egypt HD (Offscreen 1080p)
iPad 4 (SGX554MP4) - 51.8
Nexus 10 (Mali-T604) - 32.9
iPhone 5 (SGX543MP3) - 27
Numbers. It's the Nexus 10's high resolution screen that brings it's score down, if you put the Mali-T604 with the same resolution as the iPhone 5, the numbers would be much higher. But, I know the SGX554 outclasses the Mali regardless of resolution.
I don't thumb down, I just prove people wrong (when possible).
35. faisolbauuz (Posts: 121; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)
Well there is a chinnese tablet called onda v972 that uses 8 core sgx 544 gpu (ipad3 only uses 4 cores) and have the same resolution as ipad3/4 it packs 2gb of ram
36. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Yeah it's a misunderstanding.
I realized he is referring to the iPad and A6X but did not point that out. My bad
10. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
dude it may be power efficient but definitely not the most powerful cpu nor the best graphics around....intel is going to flatten qualcomm and a6 alike!
13. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
sorry i forgot that only the A5X and the A6X have better graphics
14. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Maybe in a couple years, but not right now.
Qualcomm isn't who Intel should be worrying about, it's Samsung. Samsung has always had best in class chips with its Exynos.
19. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Yeah, but Exynos are used only on Samsung's own devices. What Intel seeks is being the choice of HTC, Motorola, Nokia and Co.
And lets not simply deny the A-chips are strong silicon too.
22. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Ah, I was looking from a pure performance standpoint. Forgot about the competition of being the choice chip for manufacturers.
Half the reason why Apple's Ax chips are so strong is because Samsung manufactures them. If any other chip manufacturer made them, they probably wouldn't be as good.
24. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
iPhone 5 has the best GPU on phones, fact! iPad 4 has the best mobile GPU ever, fact!
32. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
You have no clue on what you're talking about.
GPU wise, Atom chips are downright pathetic compared to the best ARM chips right now:
By the end of this year, Atom will only reach the GPU level of iPhone 5! (Implementing the SGX544MP2)
It's beyond ridiculous!!
40. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
What? Where did you read that? The Nexus 4 and iPhone 5 don't have the same GPU.
The iPhone has a PowerVR SGX543MP3 while the Nexus 4 has an Adreno 320.
29. darkkjedii (Posts: 21683; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Now why is he an ifan for saying that? What if its actually true, and instead of just running his mouth he did his research.
39. ikkuh (Posts: 37; Member since: 22 May 2011)
Seems obvious. It's an article about the atom.
The iPhone is still an overrated, overpriced phone and has the most inflexible OS. Even with a great CPU and a GPU as the nexus 4 has.
7. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
On the surface it may look that way.
It is hard to tell what exactly this chart is measuring.
All phones have different screens, different pixel counts. The i5 is definitely the lower of all these when it comes to screen pixels. This alone may account for the lower power usage versus real CPU power usage.
12. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
the droid razr m and the razr i have a qhd pentile screens 960*540 compared to the iphone 5's 1136*640...
11. MeoCao (unregistered)
A6 is not the best, it's so deceiving b-c iOS has few features and is very light for the chip to handle.
20. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
This is what people or iFans always completely forget when talking about Apple iPhone and it's chips. The OS doesn't push the chip so it's obvious it's going to perform better, no multitasking and basically app launcher in a fancy case. Go back and see why the iPhone can claim such great numbers when the OS does very little in comparison to Android at any given moment. Too bad Google didn't try to do the same thing with Android, such as a low power mode which does the Apple version of multitasking, bet those power consumption numbers would rise on Android gear.
30. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Who said it's the best chip?
It has the best GPU.
Having trouble reading?
31. darkkjedii (Posts: 21683; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Where's your proof? Any statement that's definitive should b backed up with proof.
37. MeoCao (unregistered)
Do I need to prove that iOS is a light OS?
And I notice that you never said anything substantive since your "grand contribution" to mankind: the definition of wireless charging. lol