In the never-ending battle for the mobile processor crown, Intel has never been close to being a winner before. Intel promised to change this with its new Moorefield processors, and it seems they have kept their word.
Intel’s new Atom Z3580 offers improved performance over chips like the Snapdragon 801, NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 and Apple’s A7 processors. It literally leaves all of them behind and some of them in the dust. All while the affordable Intel Atom Z3840 beats all other manufacturers’ products, except for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801.
We are at Computex 2014 and have witnessed the power of Intel’s Moorefield technology first-hand. All tests prove the Intel Atom Z3580 beats both its predecessor (by far) and even the Snapdragon 801, which is currently meant to be the top dog in the field.
Why are Intel Atom Moorefield processors better? Aside from the architecture and processing power, the Adreno 330 GPU found in the Snapdragon 801 and the PowerVR G6430 found in Apple’s processor are a huge reason for their superior performance.
For these processor, Intel took the PowerVR G6430 GPU and clocked it at 533 MHz, instead of Apple’s 200 MHz. The real test is in device performance, though. We will have to wait and see just how well this processor plays with smartphones. We need to wait until we can give any released models a real test.
Can Intel really get many devices out there packing an Atom Moorefield processor, though? It seems a bit challenging, but if it’s worth it it can rise up from its lack of popularity.