Motorola RAZR i with 2.0GHz Intel processor gets benchmarked
posted by Nick T. / Sep 18, 2012, 7:11 AM
There's something compelling about benchmark scores. Sure, they don't necessarily indicate how well a smartphone performs in real life, but it is nice knowing what a device's processor is capable of, at least in theory. And now that the Motorola RAZR i has been announced with a promising 2GHz Intel chip inside, many smartphone aficionados are probably wondering what kind of figures the handset is capable of reaching. Well, read along to find out.
Engadget ran several benchmarks on a pre-production Motorola RAZR i and shared the results with the world to see. They compared the device's performance with that of a Motorola DROID RAZR M, equipped with a dual-core Snapdragon S4 running at 1.5GHz and a ZTE Grand X IN powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Medfield Z2460 chip. Overall, the DROID RAZR M had the upper hand in all tests except the SunSpider benchmark.The folks at
Of course, there's always the possibility that the RAZR i's scores might improve once its software gets finalized. How the smartphone performs on a day-to-day basis will become known soon after it is released on the market, which is scheduled to happen next month.
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Oh come on... ARM processors are pretty much toys compared to intel processors with different architecture... Would you rather choose a phone with a one core i7 or a phone with quad core arm? (exaggeration, but brings out my point)
posted on Sep 18, 2012, 8:31 AM 7
yea but look how well i did with only single core!! just imagine it being dual....this could really do well, they need to realease a dual core and quad core so we can see where they really stand..
posted on Sep 18, 2012, 11:50 AM 0
yea thats true but maybe not soo much when we are talking about the snapdragon S4 as its pretty known to be the most powerful right now......so i still would like to see a dual core 2 ghz intel match up properly against a 2 ghz dual core S4.....i get the feeling the S4 would do better jus sayin i wanna say the intel would get around 5500 at best on quadrant and the S4 clocked at 2 ghz would get well over 6000!
posted on Sep 18, 2012, 5:31 PM 0
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@ XPERIA-KNIGHT Eh? Isn't this already a comparison between an S4 vs Intel 2Ghz device. Already the 1.5 ARM equipped droid is faster than both the Atom (1,6) and this unknown 2GHz intel cpu. No need to further test. I'll stick with ARM thank you!
posted on Sep 22, 2012, 2:23 PM 0
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Hyper threading is kinda like dual core technology but not to the extent of having two dedicated cores. So it is like having two cores in one. So imagine a dual core Intel chip like this. it would essentially be four cores in two.
posted on Sep 18, 2012, 4:14 PM 1
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People stop kicking either ARM or Intel, they are both very good in their areas of exclusivity. ARM owns the mobile space through and through nobody disputes that but you can't compare an i3, which is a CISC processor to a Tegra or Exynos, RISC processors, an Intel Sandy or Ivy is a freaking desktop/laptop CPU and would literally run the phone to ridiculously high temperatures so all things considered obviously ARM processors are better for you Intel Fanboys. On the other hand, Intel has tore down some serious barriers people do you know how complicated it is to develop a Nehalem? So people please picking sides saying 'single core this and that' . NVIDIA is basically the best GPU manufacturer in the world (try me AMD fans) and they have trouble competiting with Tegra. It's a difficult field give them their time..
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 1:10 AM 1
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yea single core but i wonder if this mean more battery life?
posted on Sep 18, 2012, 7:16 AM 2
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Number of cores has little to do with battery life. A multi-core like snapdragon S4 would probably use less battery juice than this because it can achieve very good performance without a too high clock, while a single core must be clocked higher to reach such performances and this lead to a bigger power consumption. I fear this 2GHz Atom will be a little microwave oven... Anyway, let's wait PA's review for a better judgement :)
posted on Sep 18, 2012, 8:17 AM 2
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the razr m has a 1.5 ghz dual core s4 processor and the razr i has a 2.0 ghz single core atom processor and yet the razr i is almost in the same league with the droid m so go figure and kudos to intel cause at least they decide to venture in the smartphone environment
posted on Sep 18, 2012, 7:35 AM 1
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This is Intel's learning experience. With each generation of chips, they will incorporate lessons learned. See what they are producing in 4 or 5 years.
posted on Sep 18, 2012, 7:36 AM 1
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Not just that. They have the unbelievable resources and experience from desktop processing with a strong incentive to switch to mobile since that is where computing is going. I would say that after this first outing, their next chip will be a monster, if for no other reason, because it needs to be.
posted on Sep 18, 2012, 7:46 AM 1
That is pretty impressive for a single core. Sunspider isn't multi-threaded so it does well given it's Mhz advantage. Dunno about battery life though. the Intel Atom uses 32nm chips while the S4 uses 28nm. The S4 just by factor of die size is generally going to sip less power but it really depends on the power management features the include in the Atom. The S4 is really good with it.
posted on Sep 18, 2012, 7:36 AM 1
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There is a reason for it being single core..it's as much as they can put to keep power drain at ARM multi core levels. Dual core would just be way too heavy on the battery. The fact is, Intel is just FAR behind at the moment. This Intel 2.0GHz single core is the best they can offer for mobile and should thus be compared to S4 pro as the current top ARM based chip..and yeah, it's a no contest at all.
posted on Sep 18, 2012, 8:27 AM 1
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Obviously it's not the best processor around, but for a single core, not bad. The SunSpider benchmark is great, and is the most relevant benchmark to me. Also, there's a possibility that the OS isn't yet optimized for x86 like it is for ARM. With time, this will improve. I'm still curious as to how this CPU is on the battery, though.
posted on Sep 18, 2012, 2:46 PM 0
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Razrs are always known for their long battery life. I hope that holding the suspense is the reason why they're still quiet about it. Otherwise, this will be a fail. Meantime, ill stay here at the edge of my seat..
posted on Sep 19, 2012, 12:50 AM 0
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