Intel Atom powered Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 benchmarks are astronomical

Intel Atom powered Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 benchmarks are astronomical
Whoa! That Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 smartphone might be a lot more capable that we originally thought. Announced and displayed during CES 2013, it comes with a 2GHz dual-core Atom chip by Intel, which, according to benchmark results, packs some serious processing punch. People who had the chance to run AnTuTu on the device got results of 25,000 points and above, with a best score (so far) in the lower 27,000's. 

In comparison, the quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro inside the HTC DROID DNA gets 14,000 points on average when benchmarked using AnTuTu, which is about as much as we get with the 1.6GHz Exynos 4412 inside the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Keep in mind that both of these use quad-core CPUs. Furthermore, while the average Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 benchmark score is already impressive, it could potentially go up even higher when a finalized version of the smartphone gets tested.

2GHz dual-core Intel Atom benchmark (left) and the XiaoMi Phone 2 vs the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 (right)
2GHz dual-core Intel Atom benchmark (left) and the XiaoMi Phone 2 vs the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 (right)

2GHz dual-core Intel Atom benchmark (left) and the XiaoMi Phone 2 vs the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 (right)

Of course, there's always the chance of these benchmark results being a forgery. But if they're not, then all chip makers using ARM-based CPUs in their designs might be in for some serious competition. It would be also interesting to see how Intel's new dual-core Atom processor compares to Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa, but until the latter ends up inside a smartphone or a tablet, there's no way of knowing what it's capable of in real life. 

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1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

NOOO WAY!! LOL that is crazy.....but also, does this mean the everyday usage will be smooth as butter in everything you throw at it? or is it "just" benchmark scores?

12. Retro-touch unregistered

Its just benchmark scores, it will just be as smooth as Nexus 4 (virtually no lag), beyond that Android itself will have to optimized further to eliminate lag completely and apps will then have to follow, Facebook still sucks till now even though its faster, for example Benchmarks at this point are worthless, most of the high end phones even the octo core when it comes outs will perform similarly, with slight differences, seconds faster aren't really significant

25. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

About the score, the writer had a mistake "Snapdragon S4 Pro inside the HTC DROID DNA gets 14,000 points on average when benchmarked using AnTuTu, which is about as much as we get with the 1.6GHz Exynos 4412 inside the Samsung Galaxy Note II." Actually these scores are Antutu 2.x.x, with Antutu 3.x.x, S4 Pro's score is about 19,500 - 21,000 and Note 2's score is about 17,500 - 19,000

37. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Yea my Note 2 stock ran 18000's all day

39. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

can you provide proof of that?

61. Phullofphil

Posts: 1730; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I just ran my Verizon note 2 once and got about 17500 wich is on par with other note 2's I took screen shots but I dont know how to post thise in my coments.

43. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah I al totally with you on that one. I have no idea who has a HTC Droid DNA that gets below 19,500 on Antutu. I hit 20,000 to 21,000 everytime on my HTC Droid DNA & that is at the STOCK clock of 1.5GHz.

47. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

And this is where I call shenanigans.... not on you, on manufacturers and their fluffing of things for higher benchmarks. My Nexus4 which has a near identical hardware setup (krait quad pro @1500mhz, 2gig ram) and a lower resolution screen (720p vs 1080p) only gets about 16800 on Antutu.. I just ran it 3 times. All things being equal, I should have a higher score not a lower one since it takes a lot less power to push a 720p screen than it does a 1080p screen. What do you get on Velamo? I'm running it right now.

51. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Well, the Adreno 320 in Nexus 4 is proved to perform lower than the one in Optimus G due to some thermal throttling going on. Maybe the whole SoC has the same issue. It would explain the difference in Antutu compared to the Optimus. My stock S3 hits over 16000, btw

59. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you have to break it down by category to see the differences. Normally the integer or I/O is fluffed by the manufacturer to boost the score. This being a nexus means its unaltered by manufacturer fluffing and should be as true a score as you can get. Are you using a US SGS3 with a dual core krait? here's the breakdown for my Nexus4 CPU integer - 3791 Ram - 2127 cpu float 1822 2d 1618 3d 6484 database IO 395 SD write 111 SD read 200 CPU frequency - 1296 x 4 cores The fun thing is that I set the cpu to run at 1500mhz for high and low, so its still being overridden by something. i keep getting results saying that the test was performed at everything from 1100 to 1296... but no higher. Looking at the score ranks, the highest nexus at stock frequency's score is 20500. dont know if its a stock kernel though. Anyways, compare your scores.

62. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Here, from a test I did today. It's the Exynos version http://i46.tinypic.com/1zob1wh.png A fluffed integer? I'm running the latest firmware with the multi window and stuff

15. 4.hour.uptime

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

Maybe... but with 1 hour talk time and 4 hour stand by time

30. abate

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

Look at this link.. Razr M (28nm S4 dual) vs Razr i (32nm Atom) (Note all the hardware are same except the SoC(CPU). engadget.com/2012/10/04/motorola-razr-i-review/ Wrap-up 01) Intel Atom entry offered a marginally faster response to most actions. 02) RAZR i booted in to Home Screen around 12 seconds ahead of the Snapdragon sibling. 03) On our battery rundown -- video playback, 50 percent brightness, WiFi and 3G on, social networks and email on sync -- Intel's iteration lasted nine hours, compared with eight hours for the RAZR M.

35. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

That's pretty much what I would expect, as the single thread performance of an Atom Z2460 should be a lot higher than the Dual krait, more taking into account the high CPU clock.

2. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Whoa! Performance per core is astronomical indeed! Even if the Exynos Octa is more powerful, it will have a tough fight in single core tests.

16. 4.hour.uptime

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

there's a reason why there hasn't been any intel smartphone although intel already crying for 3 years.... performance over power requirement. it's useless to have that fast CPU, if your phone only have 1 hour talk time and 4 hour stand by time.

23. linneti15

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

intel has pretty much fixed the power consumption problem with the newest atoms... they are more power efficient than tegra 3 and exynos 5250 and just slightly better than snapdragon s4 but they are quicker!!! source --> anandtech.com/show/6536/arm-vs-x86-the-real-showdo​wn. Sorry cant put the link in, i have done less than 30 comments :/ so just put: h ttp://ww w. without the spacs in from of it

34. linneti15

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

in front of it*

36. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

A15 cores are more powerful (single cored) than the (current) Atom, so actually it won't be really any competition between the dual core Atom and and quad cores A15 like the Exynos Octa or Tegra 4. The competitor for those will be "Bay Trail" (Atom quad core) and not "Clover Trail" (Atom Dual core), but it won't be out till the second half of this year.

3. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

I always Knew Intel had the Raw Power ...they just have to utilize it for mobile devices !!!! Go Intel !! Bring in some Competition in the Processor Game...

8. MeoCao unregistered

if Intel somehow could use i7 for phones the benchmark would be through the roof. The question for Intel is how about battery life?

13. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Agree. I am also waiting for AMD's specialization in low power graphics. I heard that they are working on graphics solution for smartphones!!

40. desijatt

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I think Intel will get even more success in mobiles and tablets market than PC market....I'll wait for Bay Trail Processor in a android or windows tablet but still don't know how good will be the GPU with it....

4. mariosraptor

Posts: 160; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

that is why it does not matter how many cores you have if they are not utilized prperly. i didn't expect less from Intel, i expect more. after so many years in PC CPU game they definitely know how to make chipsets. now i want to see it's power efficiency and real life smoothness. Good job Intel.

5. BadAssAbe

Posts: 503; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

This sound too good to be true, If it was even remotely close to 25,000 Intel would have officially confirmed it while saying it could get better

6. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Kudos for giving the finger to all the skeptics that didn't think Intel would be serious competition from the Razr i's scores.

7. gabe92

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

WOW! O.o

9. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

No doubt that this is a powerful chip: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5592/intel-atom-z2580-z2000 ..but I still think there could be something fishy about these results. So far Atoms have been nowhere near those numbers in Antutu. And Antutu itself has been proved as prone to faking results by manufacturers. The GPU on this thing for example is only half the power of iPad 4' GPU. Anandtech also compared the older dual core 2GHz Atom with Exynos dual, and the latter was way superior. Something just doesn't look right here.

20. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Same as below... Old Z2460 is single core, that's how the Exynos dual was superior to it (actually depends for what task).

27. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

No, it was dual core, but clocked at 1.6, not 2ghz(my bad again) http://www.anandtech.com/show/6422/samsung-chromebook-xe303-review-testing-arms-cortex-a15/6

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