Intel’s 32nm “Medfield” benchmarks leaked
Leaked out by tech site TR-Zone, Medfield tablet platform will feature a 1.6GHz CPU, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM radios and a GPU. Sources with inside knowledge of the platform has confirmed specifications were accurate and says the GPU was a top of the line offering from its partner Imagination Technologies ltd.
benchmarks on the Medfield chip, using Java-based CaffeineMark 3, score of 10,500, which is significantly higher than the 7500 scored by Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chip, the 8000.
Known as “Mobile and Communications”, this new business unit is headed by Mike Bell and Hermann Eul. The first product coming out of this newly formed division is a 32nm chip called Medfield. Medfield is the codename for Intel’s first true SoC and first true highly-integrated-solution, since old Intel mentality liked to speak about “vertically integrated platforms” without explicitly mentioning just how much chips you need in order to have a functional platform (we all remember two-chip “platforms” that require 4-5 chips to work).
Be that as it may, Intel’s “Medfield” chip is the first true SoC which will compete against Apple’s A-Series, NVIDIA Tegra, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Samsung Exynos, Texas Instruments OMAP and the likes. Out of all the chips mentioned above, only Samsung’s Exynos is currently manufactured in 32nm process, just like Medfield.
Few weeks ahead of the official launch, we now have first performance numbers of “Medfield Tablet Platform”. The actual development has an x86 processing core operating at 1.6GHz, 1GB LP-DDR2, WLAN/Bluetooth/FM Radio chip of unnamed manufacturer, 10.1″, 1280×800 resolution screen and eMMC/micro-SD card for removable storage.