Leaked Benchmarks Make Intel Medfield Seem Impressive

Pulkit Chandna

The man in charge of processor development at Intel’s Mobile and Communications unit, Mike Bell recently termed the chipmaker’s upcoming Medfield SoC its “first real foray” into the mobile space in an interview with Reuters . As you’d expect, he is confident of the chip being “very competitive in the time frame that it ships against anything in the market.” But does Intel have anything to back up its claim?

Turns out, there just might be something to those claims. Our friends over at VR Zone have managed to get their hands on some performance numbers of a reference tablet featuring a 1.6GHz Medfield chip and running Honeycomb. The 32nm SoC from Intel reportedly managed a score of around 10,500 in the Caffeinemark 3 Java benchmark. This is pretty impressive if you consider the fact that Caffeinemark 3 scores of current platforms like Nvidia Tegra 2, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 and Samsung Exynos all range between 7,500 and 8,500.

As far as power consumption is concerned, it is said to be consuming 2.6W when idle and 3.6W while playing back 720p Flash video. But the final product is expected to consume 1W less in both scenarios. Intel plans to begin shipping the chip early next year.

Image Credit: Intel

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