Geekbench is a good cross architecture set of benchmarks. You go to the site and just run the test on your machine and it spits out the result, no cheating, no hiding. It ranks all the x86 processors in the order you would expect and in the right ratio which gives you confidence in it. The thing I noticed about the A9 was although the integer performance/clock was similar to an Atom the floating point performance/clock was quite stronger similar to say a Pentium-M, the original x86 mobile processor and the forerunner of Core (2). This trend will continue with A15. Its predecessor A8 though was quite weak at floating point ...
Interesting, Marisvan. You crush people for saying things they can't support. Please support your statement that 32nm ARM will destroy 32nm atom. I mean, unless you are a raving hypocrite, you can do so.
No problem. 32nm nettop/book Atom has already been released and it isn't any faster than 2.13 Ghz so the tablet/phone Z version is going to be slower and only one core. Samsung have already announced 2 GHz 32nm dual-core A15 and Sony will have a 2.5 GHz 28nm dual-core. The A15 increased Dmips/Ghz performance from A9 from 2500 to 3500 (Snapdragon S4 Krait is 4000) while Atom is unchanged from 2500. There will also be quad-core versions coming later from everyone.
So greater ipc, clockspeed, cores sure indicate a crushing to me ;-).
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"For years we have seen limits to how small transistors can get," said Gordon E. Moore. "This change in the basic structure is a truly revolutionary approach, and one that should allow Moore's Law, and the historic pace of innovation, to continue." - Gordon E. Moore
"Intel's scientists and engineers have once again reinvented the transistor, this time utilizing the third dimension. Amazing, world-shaping devices will be created from this capability as we advance Moore’s Law into new realms." - Paul Otellini, Intel President and CEO
"The performance gains and power savings of Intel's unique 3-D Tri-Gate transistors are like nothing we've seen before. This milestone is going further than simply keeping up with Moore's Law. The low-voltage and low-power benefits far exceed what we typically see from one process generation to the next. It will give product designers the flexibility to make current devices smarter and wholly new ones possible. We believe this breakthrough will extend Intel's lead even further over the rest of the semiconductor industry." - Mark Bohr, Intel Senior Fellow
"…the shift to a tri-gate structure is 'truly a historic event’…" - Dan Hutcheson, Senior Analyst, VLSI Research in "Intel Going Vertical for 22nm Transistors
"It appears that Intel has gained a head start of at least four years, much as the company achieved in 2007 by introducing high-k metal-gate (HKMG) transistors at the 45nm node." - Tom Halfhill, Senior Analyst, Microprocessor Report, in Processor Watch: "FinFETS Extend Intel's Technology Lead"
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