Today we have the first ever benchmark score of Intel’s new Bay Trail Atom platform. Tested using the popular AnTuTu benchmarking tool, Bay Trail beats every single ARM performance records and leaves competition far away in the dust.
Every once in a while, a new wonder chip emerges and posts benchmark scores that simply blow again the competition into oblivion. Today is such a day. We have with us the first ever benchmark score run on Intel’s new Bay Trail platform, and the score promises us of great things with the next-generation Atom processors.
With a high score of over 43,000 points, Bay Trail scores roughly 30% more in AnTuTu than its closest ARM competitor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. 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. Don’t expect to see these babies on phones however, as they are most likely to heat up far too much. My guess is that the chip will be downclocked to fit within the required thermal envelope.
With the newest Atom based device being the Lenovo K900 (Clover Trail+), we really do hope that any major OEM (Sony, Samsung, ZTE, Huawei) picks up the fast and the furious Intel chip and integrate it into their future solutions. We’d love to see some more x86 Android action, now that power and performance issues have finally been sorted out.