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Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Hardware News |

In discussion benchmarks Intel mobile processors and ARM

In discussion benchmarks Intel mobile processors and ARM

Jim McGregor, an analyst EE Times newspaper, recently published an article entitled “Intel has really defeated ARM?”, Which calls into question the use of the widely used program AnTuTu benchmark .

Jim Mielke, vice president of engineering ABI Research, said in a statement: “The were impressive, but the real surprise was recorded power consumption, the new not only outperformed the competition in performance, but it did with up to half of power consumption “.

“Not so fast,” he replies McGregor, who after stating that it is not uncommon for chip manufacturers and devices in the past have attempted to “manipulate” the benchmarks, says the results are “strange” because it is the only benchmark that shows an Intel mobile chip, the Atom Z2580 – greatly surpassing an ARM.

To illustrate his concern AnTuTu used in this case, McGregor compiled a variety of critical technology benchmarks, benchmarking and other organizations. (See chart below).

In discussion benchmarks Intel mobile processors and ARM image 2

The compiled results, as can be seen, showing the Intel chip is not performing as well, in other benchmark tests.

McGregor also emphasizes that the new version of AnTuTu seems to favor the Intel chip on processors.

Finally, an independent review published on the website Berkeley Design Technology (BDTI) found that “the processor [Samsung] Exynos, ARM-based, performs all the operations specified in the source code of the benchmark, while the Intel Z2580 skips some steps. “

All this shows that to get a better idea of ​​the performance of a processor must compare several results of different benchmark tests.

Link: Debate sparked acerca benchmark for Intel, ARM chips (cnet.com)

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