Video - Intel's Atom Z2460 Gets Taken Through it's Paces at CTIA 2012

Discussion in 'Android News' started by cereal killer, May 11, 2012.

  1. cereal killer
    Online

    cereal killer DF Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    11,164
    Likes Received:
    890
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +906
    Current Phone Model:
    Nokia Lumia Icon

    We got a chance to see Intels Atom processor in action on UK carrier Orange's new Orange Smartphone. The processor is very zippy and renders HD video perfectly. This handset didn't stutter or slow down throughout the whole day. I took it through it's paces in the morning and came back in the afternoon to have Ben demo the phone. It performed just as flawless. The features that the processor will afford the manufactures is pretty impressive as well. Keep in mind, Intel will not be designing the hardware around their chip. That will be left to the discretion of the manufacturers. Intel only provides a reference design to the manufactures to best showcase the chip and it is up to them, the manufactures, to decide which way to go with their hardware.

    I got a chance to speak with a gentleman in Intel's Marketing department, and he told me that handsets in the US utilizing the Atom will not be released until 2013 sometime. Unfortunately, manufacturer and US carrier are unknown at this time.

    Take a look at the Atom in action and get a good look at features that the processor will offer handset manufacturers.
     
  2. johnomaz
    Online

    johnomaz Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,571
    Likes Received:
    320
    Trophy Points:
    148
    Location:
    Central Valley, California
    Ratings:
    +325
    Everyone is pushing dual core/quad core. I think Intel is doing it right by taking their time and producing a quality chip for handsets. My DroidX wont' last another year so I won't get one when it comes out, but I will be keeping an eye on them none the less. And hey, its Intel. They have more than enough experience in the CPU industry.
     
  3. Dave12308
    Offline

    Dave12308 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    3,253
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings:
    +50
    I was wondering how this Atom was able to render 3D graphics so well, and then I looked it up and realized it uses a PowerVR SGX 540 instead of the crappy Intel GMA. Seems like Intel should have gone with a PowerVR solution for its netbooks as well, since those are almost incapable of playing 3D games.
     
  4. pc747
    Offline

    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    18,290
    Likes Received:
    1,568
    Trophy Points:
    958
    Ratings:
    +1,602
    THAT PHONE ON GB WITH SINGLE CORE RUNS SMOOTHER THAN PHONES RUNNING ICS WITH DUAL CORE. If news hold up about motorola teaming up with intel for a us release man my interest will be peaked.
     
  5. pc747
    Offline

    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    18,290
    Likes Received:
    1,568
    Trophy Points:
    958
    Ratings:
    +1,602
  6. 94lt1
    Offline

    94lt1 DF Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    12,446
    Likes Received:
    1,225
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    SE TX
    Ratings:
    +1,300
    I've been salivating about just that... things could get pretty exciting!!!!

    DROID RAZR MAXXAMIZED!!!
     
  7. cereal killer
    Online

    cereal killer DF Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    11,164
    Likes Received:
    890
    Trophy Points:
    558
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +906
    Current Phone Model:
    Nokia Lumia Icon
    This is true. Nice observation :)