ZTE Geek (Atom Z2580 Clovertrail+) smartphone is smoking fast, spanks the top ARM SoCs
And it is a 32nm chip...Merrifield and Bay Trail should blow ARM SoCs out of the water.
Waiting to see if Intel can pull in shipping dates for both....
By all accounts, the ZTE Geek should be an unremarkable phone - its unimaginative, plasticky and has decidedly mid-ranged specs. But just like the Lenovo K900, the 2GHz Atom Clovertrail+ SOC in it delivers ARM beating performance.
In the standard AntTuTu Benchmark that we ran on the show floor, the ZTE Geek scored an impressive 29401, better than the scores found in the public domain of the HTC One (Qualcomm 600) and Samsung Galaxy S IV (Exynos 5410).
Naturally, one should reserve judgement and not entirely formulate opinion based on benchmarks done on the show floor (who knows what shenanigans could be happening behind the scenes). We would love to get our hands on one of these in our labs to do a proper analysis especially on the battery drain characteristics of the Clovertrail+ SoC, which actually matters more than raw performance to most people.
(Video showing Intel Clover Trail+ running Epic Citadel at an average 58.1 frame rate)