Posted by CANbike on Mon, 7 Jan 2013

ARM vs x86 (Intel Atom) Benchmarks

The ARM vs x86 (Intel Atom) comparison has officially begun. Anandtech has released a series of articles comparing the performance and efficiencies of Intel’s Clover Trail Atom. The results may surprise readers, as the 5-year old Intel Atom architecture is more than competitive. Myths about x86 architecture’s high power consumption have now been made defunct. With the release of the Clover Trail Atom, Anandtech is finally able to make a fair comparison of the different architectures in tablets and smartphones. The performance benchmarks, though, are limited due to the different architectures and platforms. But the most important benchmarks, power consumption, are scientifically measured.

Check out the following articles:

This is all great news as competition is good for the consumer. It will bring out the best from Intel (x86), and ARM SoC designers (Nvidia Tegra, Samsung’s Hummingbird and Exynos, Apple’s Ax, etc) as they try to best each other in the mobile technology space. End result should be better performance at a lower cost for consumer devices.