• Ashraf Eassa
    $INTC single-core smartphone Atom rips $AAPL's dual-core A6X a new one in CPU-based tests. http://bit.ly/WOXoQZ
    12/7/12
    Reply (9)
    • TruffelPig: I think I write some puts on INTC. I like the company.
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    • Sal Marvasti: notice the rubbish GPU performance. Why intel licenses the worst Imagination design beats me!?
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    • Ashraf Eassa: Salman - Given that this is their first time with a viable smartphone-level SoC, I'd cut 'em slack. The point of Medfield was to prove...
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    • Ashraf Eassa: ...that X86 could fit in a smartphone envelope and kick butt. Z2580 in Q1 will have much beefier graphics as well as 2x Atom cores.
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    • Sal Marvasti: But if you are going to license a design why be cheap? Its not Intel's graphics, so they have all the time -- just pay a bit more.
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    • Sal Marvasti: They probably bet that clients would not care about GPU, and did it for cost reasons.
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    • Ashraf Eassa: Again, Atom Z2580 will use 2x Atom cores and a higher end Imagination design.
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    • Ashraf Eassa: Z2460 was, what I think, a "throwaway" part to say, "hey, we can do it".
      12/7/12
    • Whitehawk: Can't get the link above to work, can you reattach. Thanks.
      12/8/12