The first leaked benchmarks of Intel's "Bay Trail" Atom platform have hit the web and the performance of Intel's upcoming tablet/smartphone SoC is quite impressive. Benched using AnTuTu, Bay Trail achieves a record score of 43,416 points, roughly 30 percent more than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, the closest ARM-based rival!
It's still a bit early to proclaim Intel as the winner in the mobile market though. While the chip giant has shown that it can deliver in terms of performance, it will have to keep power consumption at a similar level as its ARM competitors, while also not pricing itself out of the market.
Assuming that the S800 SoC will be the fastest ARM chip for the next 6-8 months, we have with us the fastest SoC that runs on Google’s OS, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean if the leaked screenshot is to be believed.
The Atom processors are clocked at 1.1 GHz, a far cry from the 2.3 GHz core clock found in the Snapdragon 800 chip. We expect these scores to climb further north with optimization, final software, faster core clock speeds and the eventual release of quad-core Bay Trail Atom processor based products.