Intel Medfield mobile chip benchmarked

News 16:57, 12 Mar 2012

Intel's new Medfield chipset has been given a benchmarking workout and the results are impressive

Intel's Medfield mobile chip has been benchmarked and reports indicate it runs rings around the competition.

The Medfield chipset comprises Intel's Atom Z2460 processor, a Power VR SGX 540 graphics processing unit (GPU) and an XMM 6260 HSPA+ modem.

Orange will be first to market with a Medfield powered handset on its Santa Clara smartphone, which was showcased at Mobile World Congress (MWC) at the end of February. Apparently a tech blogger ran some benchmark tests on the device during his hands-on.

Said blogger used Qualcomm's Vellamo benchmark app and the a web-based platform called BrowserMark. The BrowserMark results indicate the new chip is faster than the Apple A5 chipset, while Vellamo showed that Medfield is quicker than Samsung's Exynos.

Generally speaking it looks as though Intel's hardware is taking on all-comers. However, it remains to be seen how this will translate in real terms to your daily running of web content, apps and other fun stuff.

Reports from MWC indicate the Santa Clara is a fairly zippy device so we remain hopeful.

Orange is launching the new handset during Summer 2012 and we'll be sure to have a look at it then to give you our thoughts.

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