Originally Posted by xoleras
I don't really get their testing methodology. The intent with these chips is similar to the intel atom: to be put in devices with long battery life, 10 hours or more. None of those machines will be gaming powerhouses, in fact the Atom is just as much of a joke in gaming benchmarks.
I really have no idea what Toms is doing with their testing here, TBH - it's like they're testing the Kabini by the same metric a full blown, full size laptop would be tested. It isn't for that market - these chips are designed as low power, long battery life devices for tablets. Not gaming powerhouses. Just IMO.
Actually, You're mistaken. Kabini is not in the same category as Clovertrail. With TDP of 9-25W its the same range as ULV SNB/IVB/HSW.
Even the higher power Temash with a TDP of 8W is way above Clovetrail's sub 4W TDP.
Not only is Kabini for laptops, so is Temash.
Kabini/Temash's weakness is going to be battery life. Its gotten down to a pretty low TDP level, which will let it compete against ULV SNB/IVB in a way that Trinity never could. However, it doesn't have the same deep idle states that mobile SoCs have, nor does it support Window's connected standby mode. It should offer better battery life than IVB products, but it won't be able to match Clovertrail or Haswell which implement better idle/sleep modes and support connected stand by. Baytrail will be even farther ahead.Edited by erunion - 5/25/13 at 12:05pm