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Intel Apps Processor outperforms NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Samsung
ABI Research reports that Intel’s latest application processor, Z2580, sets the bar for performance and current drain in smartphones.
It outperformed the competition in ABI Research’s benchmark testing of the Lenovo K900 smartphone, powered by Intel’s XMM6360 modem chipset andZ2580 application processor. Jim Mielke, VP of engineering at ABI research, notes: “The benchmarks were impressive but the real surprise was the current consumption recorded during the benchmarks; the new processor not only outperformed the competition in performance but it did so with up to half the current drain.” © ABI Research The table shows a sampling of handsets/tablets that have been introduced lately with new chipsets from NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Samsung, and Intel. Some notable findings include:
- For the CPU test, three phones scored in the 5000 range for performance, but of the three, Intel stood out with only 0.85A of average current vs. 1.38A for the Samsung Exynos Octa, and 1.79A for the Qualcomm APQ8064T.
- Similar trends are seen for each test. If one of the chips did have lower current, the performance was significantly lower or if the performance was better, the current was higher.
- The only test where a competitor matched the performance of the Intel Z2580 was for 1080p video record. - The Samsung Galaxy S4 i377 had lower current drain but this was not due to the Qualcomm APQ8064T. Instead it was because of a separate image processor from Fujitsu. - The Samsung Exynos Octa performed well without a separate image processor in both the 1080p and 3D graphics tests; outscoring all but with proportionally higher current compared to the Z2580 from Intel.
- Other key components found in the Lenovo K900 include: Broadcom BCM4330 combo IC, CSR GPS, STM sensors, and Wolfson WM5102E Audio hub/codec/DSP (also found in the Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500).
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