Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er
Yeah lol. No way in hell Tregra 2 comes close to a mobile CPU. Unless they specifically code something for it and then just port it to mobile CPU then i can see it coming close because we can see already from inferior consoles keeping up with todays PC because of optimization.
Yeah, it's not. In reality it's more than 20 times slower. CoreMark is a "benchmark" that assumes perfect core scaling and frequency scaling. They even admitted it wasn't really true because even in this perfect scenario it'd need to have twice as many cores as a Core 2 and twice the frequency to match it. That, and since the benchmark is BS it's WAY off. Floating point and integer performance are both the most important aspects of computing and in both ARM is an absolute dog in comparison to X86, even an Atom.
A 1.66GHz single-core Atom gets 933 MFLOPs floating-point performance, while NVIDIA is touting 138 MFLOPs for Tegra 3. Core 2 is more than 3x faster than Atom, so that should give you some perspective.
All the people saying the performance of these chips is gonna come anywhere near X86 are completely wrong. ARM isn't geared for high-performance scalability. It's for low power consumption, low performance devices. Saying otherwise is not factual.