Prototype Intel Atom Merifield benchmarks for smartphones

By , source: Tuttoandroid

A new Intel prototype processor has surfaced in the NenaMark 2 smartphone benchmark. This 'Salt Bay' smartphone is based on an Intel Atom Merifield processor and runs Google's Android 4.3 operating system. The smartphone allegedly features a 4.3-inch screen with a 720p resolution and a PowerVR SGX 6 GPU.

The processor is a continuation of the Medfield chip, which was known as the Atom Z2610. This chip wasn't as efficient as other ARM-processors and therefore had to miss LTE-support. The new Merrifield processor does have LTE, courtesy of an integrated XMM1760 modem.

It's still unknown whether the Merrifield is a dual-core or a quad-core processor, but a clock frequency of 2.1 GHz is specified. In NenaMark 2, the Merrifield scores between 56.7 and 58.3 frames per second.

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