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News Mobile World Congress goes ga-ga for chips

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 27 Feb 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

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    i have a feeling intel's chip is going to look really bad compared to all these others. amd lately has done a better job at low-power chips than intel, and amd has been struggling a lot.
     
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    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Go ARM!
     
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    These little things are getting amazingly powerful. I mean, we're seeing 1.5Ghz chips announced, dual core 1Ghz (per core) phones around, phones with a gig of ram and 32Gb of HDD space. In your pocket.

    A decade ago full tower computers had less than a 1/4 of those specs.
     
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    How fast is intels chip, whats the power usage like, what graphics has it got?

    Amd should make an phone processor with radeon graphics to give more graphics power to phones, they're usually better than intel for low power things (C50 and E350 were loads better than atoms).
     
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    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    And would have set you back the wrong side of a grand.
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Oh, how quickly we forget... ;)

    AMD is in active discussion with ARM, although it's not targeting Intel as a rival in this space but Nvidia and its very successful Tegra family.
     
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    Intel have demonstarted that their atom chips are effectvely more powerfull thna all of the chips on the market today especially graphically wise come 1 or 2 years they will be the market leader in smartphone cpus too or huawei.
     
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    Intel's Medfield claims are largely FUD and clever marketing. When you examine the data, it's not all that great:
    - In terms of graphics, Medfield has a PowerVR SGX540, which is actually worse than the dual SGX543 in the iPhone 4S by about a factor of 2.
    - The benchmarks they published via Anandtech were unfair: they pitched Ice Cream Sandwich on Medfield against older builds of Android on the ARM-based phones. When Engadget ran the benchmarks independently using ICS, Medfield was within 1% of the 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 in the Galaxy Nexus. That means it's basically the same as a chip that was released well over a year ago, and it's not even out yet.
    - By the time Medfield does reach customers, Qualcomm's Krait and ARM's A15 will be out, offering around twice the performance with 20% lower power consumption. (According to Qualcomm, TI and some independent benchmarks on Anandtech.)
    - Intel claims that Medfield is really low power, but Lenovo went for a 1900mAh battery rather than Intel's suggested 1450mAh, which implies that Lenovo's own testing showed that it needs the extra juice.
    - Intel have been caught three times now claiming that their Medfield phones have amazing graphics, but in reality they're just playing a pre-rendered video. If the phone's so good, what're they trying to hide?

    Intel has excellent manufacturing processes, and no doubt they will one day catch up with all the other SoC vendors on the market, but Medfield is a first step and they still have a long way to go.
     
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