An online report, citing various sources, has claimed that Intel will soon release a new 32nm System-on-a-Chip codenamed “Medfield” that will compete with NVIDIA’s Tegra and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors.
VR-Zone has leaked the performance of its benchmark prototype tablet – running a 1.6GHz chip, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 10.1-inch display, and having Android 3.x Honeycomb installed. The tablet managed to score a Caffeinemark 3 score of 10,500 – according to the report. In comparison, the Tegra 2 scores 7500 and the Snapdragon MSM8260 scores 8000.
In other words, it is more powerful than its rivals.
Battery consumption is at 2.6W when idle (their target is 2W) while watching 720p video in Flash will consume 3.6W (target is 2.6W).
So expect some sort of announcement next month, with some tablets running the chip at CES 2012. Intel is reported to have an “official announcement” sometime in the first half of next year.