Intel is working to revamp their line of mobile based chips to offer better battery life without sacrificing power. Their new line of Haswell chips certainly deliver on that front. They also have an upcoming line of chips using Bay Trail architecture. Apparently this new line of tech is relatively inexpensive and it offers better power consumption ratings for mobile devices.
Not long ago, Microsoft demoed a 7-inch Windows 8 powered tablet with a quad-core Bay Trail chip so we knew something was coming. As it turns out, a rather mysterious device has been spotted along with some AnTuTu benchmark results. It's actually running Android 4.2.2 and it has a promising score. When I say promising, of course, I mean the score is crazy high.
The mysterious device earned an AnTuTu benchmark score of 43,416 points. In comparison, the Snapdragon 800, which happens to be one of the most powerful ARM chips on the market currently, received a score around 30,000. Although, many of us are well aware that benchmarks don't always reflect real world results, but those numbers are still impressive.
As mentioned above, the Bay Trail chips should provide even better power consumption ratings than Intel's Haswell chips. For tablet devices it would certainly be ideal, and with the kind of power those benchmark numbers are showing, our Android devices could be showing higher performance results soon enough.
This will only entice ARM to pick up its own game and innovate when it comes to producing similar technology. That means, in the end we all benefit. Strong competition means more chances for newer and better technology.
There's been no confirmation on what manufacturer this device is actually from, so for now we'll just have to wait and see. It could be from Samsung, Motorola, HTC or even Huawei for all we know. Still, it's good to see the waters being tested, which is probably how this AnTuTu results record came to be.
What do you think of this news? Are you any more excited about the future of mobile computing? Would you be willing to own a device running Intel's Bay Trail architecture over ARM's if it offered better results?