Intel video claims its mobile chip is superior to ARM

Intel video claims its mobile chip is superior to ARM
Using a Lenovo K900 to make its point, Intel comes out swinging and takes aim at ARM. Stating that “x86 is in business in Phones,” Intel is staking a claim that it can outperform the ARM based chips from the competition.

While the video clearly shows some solid performance we do not get to see any benchmark results as a comparison. However, the Lenovo K900, which will only be available in Asia, looks like it is holding up rather well. Whether we will see this system-on-a-chip in any equipment anywhere in the west remains to be seen.

The video summarizes the notion that Intel would not be able to make it in mobile, only to respond with, “they were wrong.” However, the contrast initially drawn was based on power consumption. What we look forward to seeing is how this evident performance sizes up to power efficiency and benchmarks against its rivals. Intel definitely knows how to make CPUs, of that we have no doubt. It is simply that the video does little more than whet our appetite to know more, and it also reminds us of some great hardware reserved only for Asia.

source: CNET


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24 Comments

1. nikenturd unregistered

CPU Power doesnt mean s**t if it has crap battery life.

4. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

your not the only one who noticed the absurd pointlessness that is this video... sure the performance looks great, but the articles pictured and such where about power, literal power, as in electricity, not power as in performance... that being said, I await actual benchmarks, IE how long can one watch videos or game on the device vs the rest of the competition!

13. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

2. pratyushgaur.6

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Yawns!! All i need is a good phone. Duh!!

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that video doesn't exactly disprove any of ARM's claims but it was a pretty nice demonstration. that app they opened took a long time to actually open but i'm willing to forgive that being that Lenovo may have a crappy, unoptimized skin running there and that app was pretty graphically intense from the get-go.

22. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

seriously what is with the thumbs down huh? i have some really immature haters on this site.

23. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Its funny because the phone in the phone shown is one of the worst intel mobile processors you can get. Just wait till they get there i5s running in phones in a few years. We will see who laughs when it scores a 70000 in Antutu.

5. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

All i want for... well right now.. is AMD :-D

16. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

vizio or some other company's tablet has low power cpu made by amd...its gpu is rated significantly powerful than any of atom offerings!

21. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Jep, watched it today, looking good but still not main stream...

6. techtruth

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

intel used the anger

7. Shubham412302

Posts: 570; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

surely Intel chips are powerful but intel must put more efforts as there are few devices running them. quad-core with hyper threading will be better.

8. Shubham412302

Posts: 570; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

even an atom based Lenovo phone scored 26k in antutu

12. nikenturd unregistered

But they have yet to reveal the Lenovo's battery efficiency...anything that lasts under 8 hours of moderate usage is a huge no no to many

9. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

It's a performer, but will nevertheless be rivalled by Snapdragon 800, which is also cheaper, more efficient and more integrated, with a superior GPU. And all that on a 28nm vs 22nm. Once Samsung, Qualcomm and Nvidia move to 20nm and beyond, Intel will not be able to compete in efficiency

15. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Don't worry...intel will move to 14nm too and beyond ;)

18. Shubham412302

Posts: 570; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

wait for atom bay trail releasing in the same period of that of snapdragon 800. it has 22nm and x86 with more power efficiency and quad core with hyper threading

10. Adithya7184 unregistered

superior to ARM???? are u fu*****n kidding me..!!!

11. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Same as all above, the video doesn't show anything about power comsumption. Everyone knows that Intel can make powerful CPUs, what's not clear is if they can be also frugal. And that phones uses a PowerVR SGX 544 MP2 @533 MHz, I wonder how much that drains the battery. And the third question is: even if it's frugal, can they do it at a cheaper price than the competitors? How much costs a Atom Z2580 compared to a Qualcomm APQ8064T?

14. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Why wonder...go check for yourself -http://www.anandtech.com/show/6529/busting-the-x86-power-myth-indepth-clover-trail-power-analysis Only concern in anand's comparison is its clovertrail vs A9..not krait...but it'll give you idea anyway.

17. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I read the article already, but they are comparing the Z2760 which uses a PowerVR SGX 545 single core, not the 2580 in the Lenovo K900. So my wonder is how the increase in GPU (new one with 2 cores) would affect the complete SoC. Will it double the comsumption? I guess not that much, but I still would like to see another article like that one :)

19. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Intel is the best in PC & laptop cpu's, but in the mobile world ARM still rules..!

24. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

ARM sucks. Intel is coming back for seconds. They are going to do the same thing to ARM as they did to AMD.

20. Bennnie

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

The first benchmark looks impressive, but the seconds benchmark with the small videos does not say much because my 2 year old motorola defy with 800 mhz single core processesor feels almost smooth, and it can't even handle 720p video's.

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