Intel's Oak Trail chipset scores disappointing benchmark results

Intel's Oak Trail chipset scores disappointing benchmark results
Friday at Computex, Intel displayed a prototype tablet made by Compal that had Intel Inside. The Intel 1.5GHz Atom Z670 Oak Trail processor with 1GB of RAM, was combined with a GPU based on the PowerVR SGX535. While it all sounds potent, the tablet's score on several benchmark tests was disappointing.

The guys at put the tablet prototype through several benchmark tests such as CaffeineMark, Linpack, and Quadrant. In those tests, the tablet with Intel Inside finished behind other Android flavored tablets like the  Acer A500 Iconia Tab, and the Samsung Galaxy 10.1. For example, on the Linpack test,Tegra 2 packing tablets scored about 36 MFLOPS compared to the 9.4 MFLOPS tally produced by the Intel powered prototype. On the other hand, the results of the SunSpider benchmark had the Intel powered prototype tablet in first place, ahead of the Asus Eee Transformer Pad, showing that at least, the Intel chips can process JavaScript quickly.

Overall, the test scores were not great news for a company trying to break into a market that already has two proven brands with Nvidia's Tegra 2 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors. And there is also TI's OMAP4 series to contend with. Intel has to make up a lot of ground for the Oak Trail to be a player in this market.

source: (Translated) via AndroidandMe



1. Mat4Maemo unregistered

Why first iPad has the highest score? Is this test optimized for 2 cores?

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

probably.... its being an issue to measure the work of the terga for similar reasons seems there is something not cutting with the processors but only time will tell

7. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

because it's the slowest ot them

10. cheetah2k

Posts: 2319; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

The Sun Spider test is in mili-seconds. Meaning the Compal intel Oaktrail unit processes Java quickly vs the slow iPad at 3267msHowever, CaffeineMark 3, the lower score on the Compal intel Oaktrail proto is a complete fail.I think this is a clear indication that Intel has a long way to go before producing a class leading Tablet CPU. It might be the case that Intel are having issues adapting x86 core technology from top end CPU's (like the Core i7 series) where as, Qualcomm, Nvidia, Sumsung and Apple have come the long hard road in developing ULV SOC (along with TI, ARM, etc) from the ground up.If Intel really want in this game, I reckon it would be more economical to either buy, or licence ARM technology lol

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Its a prototype. Not a finished unit. Dont judge the chipset until its ready for launch. Even the current king of the crop, the Samsung Exynos scored badly on preproduction software.. and look at it now, its flying circles around the Tegra2 and others. Bottom line is wait till its in production to pass judgement. There are still plenty of bugs they need to work out.

3. jwc89

Posts: 9; Member since: May 31, 2011

The first I pad is last you want alow score on that test

4. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

because iPad has dont carry flash support. who wins in a sprint? 200 pounder or 100 pounder?

5. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

Who ever is faster?

6. KingK unregistered

Bunch of retards here, Ipad is the slowest one here. Lower score = better = faster in this benchmark

8. DroidMePlease

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 08, 2011

Does anyone actually read the article before they comment?

9. Mike unregistered

The android Kernel has been optimized since inception for ARM not x86.

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