Intel Plans to Push Atom Prices Down Further to Compete With Arm

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Electrik

I already have a 10" atom-powered tablet with an attached keyboard. It's called a netbook.

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jgottberg

Seems like a losing battle to me. If most industry data is saying that both iOS and Android control 90% of the market, why would Apple or Android handset makers recompile their OS's to a new archetecture? Doesn't make much sense to me.

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tecnomagazine

I pretty sure this review will attract many computer hardware enthusiast to be able to get the proper review being re-reviewed by different group of hardware computer enthusiast CronicasWeb

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roberto.tomas

This year, Intel could still get in and compete in terms of performance, and apparently price — unless those $200 devices are as crappy as they sound they are.

But by late this year you will already have Snapdragon 800s, and Tegra 4s, each pushing well into the ~30k's in antutu, probably about 5-6k in geekbench. That is already as powerful as the top-of-the-line trinity a10 from AMD.

Sometime late next year a57s will be out, and you might expect to see antutu scores as high as 90k in antutu, and geekbench scores that compete with sandy bridge *desktops*. So no, I don't think Atom will help intel very much a year or two out.

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jason2393

Why an atom processor? Why not cut down an Ivy Bridge or Haswell chip to the appropriate TDP? They've got better performance per watt...

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TheMissingPiece

Probably because even Ivy or Haswell can't get down to a low-enough TDP, and x86 architecture is infamously power-consuming. These Atom chips aren't x86 based, last time I checked.

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praetor_alpha

Atoms have always been x86.

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chinomon

yup =)

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