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Intel Corporation Message Board

  • sujit_98 sujit_98 Jun 6, 2013 4:01 PM Flag

    Clover Trail vs Snapdragon energy use shown in Intel video

    Both tablets were hooked up to a computer that measured the energy use, CPU use and GPU use of both systems in real-time. Overall the energy usage and processor use graphs were broadly similar in the Windows 8 Modern UI. The Intel engineer then launched a game, Angry Birds Space to see how things fared within this type of application combining graphics rendering, CPU processing and sound effects. This time the Intel processor seemed noticeably better at conserving battery power when it came to the static scoring screen due to some “software, hardware, various optimisations”. All-in-all an interesting comparison that shows Intel mobile power consumption is currently competitive to that of some ARM chips.

    Silvermont ‘Bay Trail’ devices might be worth waiting for

    So, watching the video above you can see a ‘Clover Trail’ tab might be a fine alternative to an ARM based competitor with pretty similar performance and battery life all else being equal. Intel devices have the benefit of being able to run the full Windows 8 software and all your old Windows apps on the desktop and it is there, rather than in Modern UI apps and games, that you might feel the limitations of the current Atom’s processing power. CNet’s advice is if you are interested in an Intel tablet (for either Android or Windows use) you should “Wait for Intel's upcoming Silvermont chip

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