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Medfield phone outpaces Galaxy Nexus

by on11 March 2012

Comes close to Tegra 3

According to early benchmarks, Intel’s new Medfield mobile platform could be a very serious contender in the phone market.

The new CPU managed to outpace Google’s flagship Galaxy Nexus, powered by a dual-core TI OMAP chip. It also ends up faster than Apple’s A5 and comes in a very close second to the Asus Transformer Prime, powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core.

Bear in mind that Intel’s Atom Z2640 is a single core 1.4GHz processor, but it still manages to beat dual-core ARMs and come very close to the only Cortex A9-based quad-core.

Of course it is still too early to draw too many conclusions from the results. The benches were done on an unreleased Mefield phone running Android 2.3.7 with 1GB of memory.

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