That's actually interesting. I just saw that there's an 8 Core atom for a phone and using old architecture even though it was only released last year.
Then there's Goldmont, Goldmont Plus. All have 4 cores at 6 watts TDP from more than a year ago with the N5000 while AMD at 2019 only has 2 core A6-9220C at 6 watts TDP.
I guess this is one reason they skipped the N5000 in their recent slides in the mobile briefing.
AMD keeps comparing their 2019 A series to 2016 Atoms.
AMD seems that they currently have no direct competitor for the 2017 N5000 atom and it might not be long for its successor to arrive while AMD has nothing yet.
AMD skips A6 to 300U and the jump is 6 watts to 15 watts TDP. Quite a gap in there.
I do wonder if AMD is really trying to do a different approach. Is AMD putting more effort into the tiny iGPUs for ultra low power? The AMD A6 and A4 low power APUs seem to do much better for "games" in their slide but I'm not sure if that's really a feat since they're comparing 2017 atoms to 2019 A series.
I guess it's all about the pricing for AMD like I was thinking earlier. They can't compete in pure efficiency but in the real world, prices can matter more. If AMD won't price these below Intel's atoms, feels somewhat pointless.