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Intel Bay Trail CPU benchmarked again, sets new records while being clocked at 1.4 GHz

Well, well, well, what have we here? It’s the second benchmark score of the highly anticipated and much debated Intel Bay Trail platform. You know, the SoC that “squashed ARM-based processors like an insignificant bug” not long ago.


Back then, the Bay Trail CPU that powered Intel’s FFRD (Form Factor Reference Design) was clocked at a modest 1.1 GHz. This time, the clocking speed reaches a faster 1.4 GHz, and, as such, the total score is even more impressive – close to 50,000 points.

Let’s see, was there ever a mobile device to have its performance measured higher? There was, the Xiaomi Mi3, which topped the charts at over 80,000 points back in May, but that turned out to be a fabricated benchmark.

Meanwhile, ARM-powered champions like the Galaxy S4 LTE-A or Sony Xperia Z Ultra, both packing Snapdragon 800 heat, have been seen choking around the 30,000 mark. As for the octa-core Galaxy Note 3, that does perform a little better, but the keyword there is “little”.


And to think the quad-core Silvermont-based Intel Bay Trail platform is theoretically capable of running at speeds of up to 2.1 GHz. Can you imagine what kind of scores the CPU would reach at that velocity? Mind = blown, huh?

Before getting too ahead of yourselves though, I see myself obligated to remind you Bay Trail chips are unlikely to go inside smartphones and will instead power only tablets, hybrids and whatnot. Plus, one has to take into consideration the recent accusations of Intel’s AnTuTu cheating.

I personally don’t buy those, but they do cast a small shadow of doubt over this apparently incredible performance gap between Bay Trail and Snapdragon 800 or Nvidia Tegra 4 CPUs. What do you guys think, could Bay Trail end products actually be so powerful compared with their competition or is this all an incredibly complex hoax?

Via [Talk Android]

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