Originally Posted by kakik09
I can remember when the Tegra SoC absolutely destroyed its competitors. So much so that they only put it in, let's see, the Nvidia SHIELD handheld, a SHIELD tablet, a SHIELD media player, and eventually just cars because they couldn't tame the power consumption. I owned an HTC One X with a Tegra 3 so I know how hot those things got. Hmmm, not really sure I'd put much faith in the likes of AMD, Intel (remember Cherry Trail phones?) or Nvidia, who are still stuck with relatively monolithic designs to be able to scale down their architectures down to Qualcomm's level. But who knows, maybe RDNA crazy-scales down really well.
Cherry Trail phones were better at emulating arm than any arm is at emulating x86/64, even today. The reviews of the two (Zenfone2, Leagoo T5c) are still out there and the chips were decent midrange by all measures but graphics.
In daily use I saw that my daughter's T5c used significantly more battery in near idle applications and noticeably less battery in heavy use applications and battery life was comparable to her iPhone 6s. But shortcuts were taken in manufacture and the charging port's insulation crumbled away so now it is just a collectable in a drawer. One side note is the cpu had no heatsink, just that black coating you find on ram.
Is there any ARM that can run full Windows at the level of a decent, midrange x86/64 cpu? My biggest disappointment is the Cherry Trail phones didn't run native Windows 10 as they clearly were capable of, albeit slowly. It would be nice to see Tremont in a phone, but even with full x86/64 W10 support, a video out, and usb-c for a hub, a lot of phone apps would still be missing and sales would likely be disappointing.