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Shootout: 1.6GHz Intel Atom vs. 500MHz dual-core Cortex A9 [Video]

January 6, 2010 at 10:38 pm


1.6GHz Intel Atom vs. 500MHz dual-core Cortex A9 For those doubting the threat that ARM poses to Intel in the portable space should watch the following video. It shows a 1.6GHz Intel Atom netbook pitted against a 500MHz dual-core Cortex A9 development board in a browser rendering test.

Both devices are running the same operating system, using the same browser and are running on the same corporate network. Whilst you may expect the ARM chip to severely lag the Atom, it’s amazing to see how close it keeps up to Intel’s CPU (especially as the Atom platform has integrated graphics which is lacking on the Cortex A9). Smartphones with the power of netbooks coming soon? Check out the video after the break.

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One Response to “Shootout: 1.6GHz Intel Atom vs. 500MHz dual-core Cortex A9 [Video]”

  1. Mace Moneta said:
    January 7th, 2010 10:59 AM

    A web browsing test is particularly interesting, as a single tab browser window, regardless of the browser, is a single process. In other words, the demonstration is only using half the dual-core Cortex A9.

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