Error
  • JUser::_load: Unable to load user with id: 67

Featured Articles

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel has revealed an update to its CPU roadmap and some things have changed in 2015 and beyond. Let’s start with the…

More...
Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 10:26

Intel reveals Medfield specs, deals

Written by



Lenovo and Motorola on board


Intel has shed more light on its upcoming 32nm Medfield architecture and by the look of things, we should see the first products in the first half of the year.

Lenovo and Motorola are the first manufacturers to embrace the new chips, while LG has been rumoured as a partner for a while now. Lenovo should introduce the K800, its first Intel-powered smartphone by mid-2012, while Motorola will launch its first products in the latter half of the year.

On the spec side, the new 32nm SoC, codenamed Penwell and branded Atom Z2460, seems like an interesting alternative to high end ARM parts. One of the main concerns for Medfield was power consumption, but Intel is now promising that the first 1.6GHz model should consume less than 800mW in the highest power consumption scenario. At 1.3GHz the chip should consume about 500mW, and at 600MHz some 175mW. The chip can downclock all the way to 100MHz, in which case it consumes just 50mW. Sounds impressive and the figures are much better than we were led to believe by previous leaks.

In terms of performance the chip should rival current high-end ARM solutions, but graphics performance does not seem too impressive. The chip features an SGX 540 graphics core, which is already slower than the latest incarnations of ARM’s Mali GPU, or for that matter the SGX 543MP used in Apple’s A5 processor. Details are quite vague at the moment, so we will have to wait for some benchmarks to see how it stacks up to the latest ARM parts.

Analysts expect Medfield parts to cost about $17 or $18 when they launch, which should put them on par with high-end ARM chips, say Nvidia’s Tegra 3.

More here.



E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments