Early benchmarks of Intel's upcoming 32nm Medfield
platform have been leaked online, detailing performance
figures set to effectively rival current chip market
leaders in the tablet space.
online information about the specifications and
performance figures of Intel's Medfield tablet
platform, which will sport a 1.6GHz CPU, 1GB of DDR2
RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM radios and a top of the line
Benchmarks on the Medfield chip using Java-based
CaffeineMark 3 purportedly give Intel's upcoming tablet
platform a score of 10,500, significantly higher than
the 7500 scored by Nvidia's Tegra 2 chip, the 8000
scored by Qualcomm's Snapdragon MSM8260 or the 8500
chalked up by Samsung?s Exynos chip. Nvidia's Tegra 3
score is not appearing in the results.
Sources from Intel seem to agree with the report, adding
that Medfield's GPU can also beat the top of the line
offering from its partner Imagination Technologies ltd
- the PowerVR SGX543MP2. It's a dual core graphic
processor, used by Apple in the latest iteration of
the iPhone. Imagination is currently offering the most
sophisticated graphics core on the market, outpacing
both Qualcomm's Adreno and Nvidia 's Tegra offerings.
VR-Zone is also reporting the Medfield tablet platform
should have an idle TDP of 2.6-watts, with a peak TDP
of 3.6W when playing 720p video.
If these figures are correct, the Medfield chip will
place Intel firmly within ARM's comfort zone.
Intel and Google are working on Android Ice Cream
Sandwich optimization and the results are expected to
appear at the tablet market in 2012.
Prototype phones and tablets based on the Medfield low-power chip and running on Google's Android operating system will be showcased at CES 2012.