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Intel's Oak Trail chipset scores disappointing benchmark results

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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 Tweakers.net 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: Tweakers.net (Translated) via AndroidandMe

Intel's Oak Trail chipset scores disappointing benchmark results
Intel's Oak Trail chipset scores disappointing benchmark results

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posted on 04 Jun 2011, 08:30 3

1. Mat4Maemo (unregistered)

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

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 08:47

2. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 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

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 13:14

7. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)

because it's the slowest ot them

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 17:57 1

10. cheetah2k (Posts: 1746; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

The Sun Spider test is in mili-seconds. Meaning the Compal intel Oaktrail unit processes Java quickly vs the slow iPad at 3267ms

However, 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

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 09:11 1

12. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 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.

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 09:23

3. jwc89 (Posts: 8; Member since: 31 May 2011)

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

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 10:56

4. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)

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

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 11:07 1

5. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)

Who ever is faster?

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 12:30

6. KingK (unregistered)

Bunch of retards here, Ipad is the slowest one here.

Lower score = better = faster in this benchmark

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 13:24 1

8. DroidMePlease (Posts: 13; Member since: 08 Apr 2011)

Does anyone actually read the article before they comment?

posted on 04 Jun 2011, 14:43

9. Mike (unregistered)

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

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