Apps written for ARM instruction set will have to be rewritten for x86. Apps using the cloned java compiler are dependant upon it being more efficient than ARM. Lot of variables that make the end user experience much different than tech specs on paper.
As usual INTC always comparing their latest would be product to SN older generation competitor product. They should compare it to the arm 2014 offerings. As I said before - the more Intel wins (if they could) in this space the more they loose and the lower their stock price. LET me spell it out clearly one more time- they have to sell it for a third the asp they used to get using a bleeding node process. So their solution to that as we can also clearly see is - build bleeding edge fabs in lower cost places like Ireland and Israel.
That only helps a little since the capex is the overriding cost. GO LOGAN!
Itenow - Thank you for the bit of sanity in this debate. INTC necessarily isn't going to command the high prices/high margin they have been earning in PCs and servers as they go into mobile. Investors should be able to recognize this but many appear not to. The only reason they were able to command high prices historically and mint the money they did over the last several decades is they had no/little competition. ARM/mobile changed this.
The meaningful asset INTC have today is manufacturing leadership. If they deployed ARM, watch out. But they'd rather take 4 decade old design and massage and shoehorn and repackage a little more life out of it.
Market forces are going to have their way. With shrinking PC growth and vibrant competition in mobile, there is no catalyst for growth for INTC. So I have no idea what the fanbois are all spun up about.
Bay Trail will arrive in September, so it will be in the same year as S800 and Tegra 4 in Shield which were both outclassed by ~33% in Antutu by a Bay Trail running at half its clock speed, 1.1 GHz. Intel just became the premier mobile chip and it will get premium prices for it.