A Quad-Core iPad 3? Not so Fast
Will Apple's next iPad reach Performance Nirvana
with a Monster Quad-Core Chip?
Nirvana, maybe, but not necessarily
Nvidia all but Confirms Quad-Core
phones for MWC
phones for MWC
Roller Coaster PR photo:
Nvidia is one company that isn't being meek about its wares. Instead, its press invitation to Mobile World Congress shouts "quad-core" from the rooftops.
Lenovo K800 with Intel Chip
New Intel Chip takes Fast Jabs at
iPhone, Galaxy Nexus
Intel's new chip for phones is surprising in many respects, but the biggest shocker is speed.
The "Medfield" Atom Z2460 chip for smartphones, announced at CES, handily beats some of the fastest phones on the market, review site Anandtech said in this post.
Intel measured Smartphone Power Consumption (battery) table
Here's how Anandtech summarized the Atom Z2460 platform. "Today it appears to deliver better CPU performance than anything on the market, despite only having a single core. GPU (graphics processing unit) performance is still not as fast as what's in the A5 but it's competitive with much of the competition today, and I fully expect the dual-core version of Medfield to rectify this problem."
That dual-core version is called Clover Trail. At least, that's the version for Windows 8 and Ice Cream Sandwich tablets that Intel was demonstrating at CES. In addition to adding a core, it will also have an upgraded GPU.
A Windows 8 tablet based on Intel's 'Clover Trail' chip
Hey Intel, lower chip prices for Windows 8 stuff, says Asia pub
Asia-based DigiTimes posted another in a series of articles that call for Intel to lower its chips prices. In this case, for Windows 8 gadgets.
AMD spells out Windows 8 Tablet Strategy
A Very Detailed post on CNET from Brooke CROTHERS.
So, does AMD have a solid Windows 8 tablet strategy this year? I'll let the reader decide, but AMD needs to be extra aggressive on the power-efficient chip front because it's not just an Intel-AMD fight now.