Intel Medfield phone benchmarked, beats the Galaxy Nexus easily

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



1. thelegend6657 unregistered

wtf is a xiaomi ?

2. thelegend6657 unregistered

and i want to see a quadrant scores

3. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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

16. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

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

21. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 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.

4. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

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

15. max9777

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 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..

19. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

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

5. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Impressive for a single core

17. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

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

6. ikkuh

Posts: 42; Member since: May 22, 2011

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

7. ikkuh

Posts: 42; Member since: May 22, 2011

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

8. Victor.H

Posts: 1099; Member since: May 27, 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.

14. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

20. handicrapguy

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

9. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

however the galaxy nexus beats it in "user experience"

10. macawmatt

Posts: 142; Member since: Feb 20, 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.

11. 0o0blackstar0o0 unregistered

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

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

25. 0o0blackstar0o0 unregistered

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

28. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

13. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 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!

18. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

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

22. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 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

26. linkkoh

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 14, 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!

27. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 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.

29. maryaaadil

Posts: 146; Member since: Apr 07, 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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