Mysterious Android device with Intel's Bay Trail chip shatters AnTuTu benchmark records

Intel finally woke up from its mobile slumber, cracked down on power consumption, and its new Haswell chips deliver battery life commensurate with ARM-based tablets and convertibles.

What about the even more frugal low-cost Bay Trail architecture that is supposed to go into mobile gadgets? Intel already demoed a 7" Win 8 slate with quad-core Bay Trail that you can see handled in the video below, and now a mysterious device with this new low-power silicon appeared on the AnTuTu database, running Android. The score? 43416 points. For comparison, the most powerful ARM silicon that is in devices now, the Snapdragon 800 chip, clocks in the thirty thousands range.

Bay Trail-laden devices should have even better battery life than the Haswell gear for laptops and convertibles, which already puts them right up there with ARM-powered tablets, for instance, and as we can see, they have record power to run Android, too. ARM isn't resting on its laurels, of course, so we'll all benefit in the end.



1. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Nice! Intel is stepping up!

5. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

And just see the frequency, it's only 1.1 GHz!! Still it trumps S800 with >2GHz clock. I'd like to know how many cores this particular device is utilizing.

10. Shubham412302

Posts: 582; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

4cores are present in bay trail

11. konnor

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

It's misleading. The normal clock speed is 1.1 Ghz, but with Turbo Boost, it's probably going to 2 Ghz or even higher. The reason why it's misleading is that in benchmarks it WILL use Turbo Boost while in NORMAL usage it will NOT. So you won't get "43,000" points worth of performance in normal usage with this Intel chip - only in benchmarks.

12. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Intel's Turbo Boost works in normal usage, at least on laptops and desktops, it gives the processor extra power when it needs which isn't a bad thing at all, in fact it is good for battery life as it will run on low clocks if the power isn't needed.

18. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

It should run Crysis 3 and Modern Warfare smoothly on our phones :P

23. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Even an iPhone 4 can run MW :P

24. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

yeah you got it!

22. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Gigaherz doesn't mean nothing, architecture is more important.

31. linneti15

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

gigaherz means nothing you're right. You can take the same chip and make it using a different manufacturing process which might create much higher clock speeds but not increase in compute power. Two different chips may use the same power while one is on 1ghz and the other is on 3ghz and have similar power. a GTX Titan runs around 1ghz while the GS4's GPU runs just above 500mhz however the Titan is way more than twice as powerful. So i wouldn't worry about the clock speed too much especially comparing architectures.

2. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

What the hell is this device?

17. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Hahaha.. RIP Exynos! :D


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Really... This is clocked at 2.0Ghz. Take the E5420 and clock it at the same speed would be the same so your theory and common sense surely shows you are an average Joe. ®

29. yudi.nemesis unregistered

huahaha never stop talking BS about exynos. just accept it your beloved exynos is nothing but gimmick I think your theory really show that you are so clueless at 2.0GHz exynos will have bad battery life, and before you talk to much just check gsmarena battery life comparison between S4 exynos 1.6GHz A15+1.2 GHz A7 vs S4 Snapdragon even in simple task snapdragon if intel chipset can provide power with great battery life, no one need exynos

30. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I really love to fry my egg on my S3.. the heat produced by Exynos is enough to fry an egg..

3. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

ARM watch out Intel are coming for you!

7. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

One day we will run PC games in our smartphones!

20. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Where are you... Nvidia?

4. FlushGordon unregistered

Another Show-Off benchie? Reminds me of that stunt that Nvidia pulled off several months back Too skeptical, sure it can achieve astronomical scores, but is it REALLY power-efficient? I hope this is legit, ya know, without applying any form of ridiculous tweaks and cooling solutions

6. esperanza

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Geez, 43416marks/1101MHz? As far as i know the maximum cpu clock speed of Bay Trail is 2.1GHz which means.... wow amazingly fast. Intel will dominate mobile SoC market.

8. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Am I reading that correctly? It managed that at 1.1GHz??? That is incredible, Intel making major headway here, I just wonder if Android apps can take full advantage of Intels chips.

9. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

i dont really care about benchmarks anymore, companies and developers should just focus more on optimizing android apps and software.

13. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

This is what I'm talking about. Intel processors has the performance and intel just want to optimize it for low power consumption. On the other hand, arm processors are doing the opposite way. I hope this is legit. Consumers will be the real winner here.

14. Zeus.k unregistered

Freaking awesome. Bring it on Intel. I would love to have an Intel inside Nexus probably next year.

15. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

OMG! This kills everything else! Could it be a Tizen decide? :O

16. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I meant device... :P

19. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013


21. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Now pair this with PowerVR Rogue series and it'll be the best.

27. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Bay Trail uses Intel owns GPU> Intel Gen 7 (Ivy Bridge GPU architecture GPU) but with 4 Execution Units (cores if you want) instead of the 16 in the HD 4000 or the 20 in the HD 4400. So no, it won't run Crysis lol

25. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

can i play LoL on a Bay Trail powered tablet? xD

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