Intel Atom Z3460 / Z3480 MERRIFIELD and Atom Z3560 / Z3580 MOOREFIELD Review Specs

Intel announced its new Atom processor for smartphones and tablets. The new dual-core CPU Atom Z3460 and Z3480 (Merrifield) and quad-core Atom Z3560 and Z3580 (Moorefield) are all based on 22nm architecture Silvermont and equipped with the new generation GPU PowerVR Series 6 Rogue. The Atom processor so far have not been quite competitive in the consumption / performance ratio compared to ARM-based counterparts. The situation may change because Atom processors will soon arrive in the market with the 22nm Airmont architecture SoC, with the two Atom Z3460 and Z3480 Merrifield and the two Atom Z3560 and Z3580 Moorefield presented for the first time at Mobile World Congress.

Intel Atom Z3460-Z3480 MERRIFIELD and Atom Z3560-Z3580 MOOREFIELD

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Atom Merifield Benchmarks Leaked

Benchmarks of a prototype Intel Atom Merifield processor has surfaced on NenaMark’s website. Slated to be used in phones, this Salt Bay phone runs Android 4.3 operating system; has 4.3 inch display with a resolution of 1280×800 (720p) and Power VR SGX 6 GPU.

The Atom Merifield is successor to the Atom Z2610 chip. Latter was not as efficient as top of the line ARM CPUs (think Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 / 800) and missed built in LTE support.

Atom Merifield promises to solve these problems by offering a chip with built in LTE, thanks to integrated XMM1760 modem.

Specs of this device include a dual core / quad core processor, 2.1 GHz clock frequency. In the Nenamark 2 benchmark test, the CPU got scores between 56.7 – 58.3 FPS (frames per second). [via tuttoandroid]