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1/7/2010 12:00 PM EST
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salva004
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re: Video: Intel Atom versus ARM Cortex-A9
salva004   1/15/2010 2:51:46 AM
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Would you mind posting more details that would help one replicate what you've done. I'm interested in part-numbers and linux distros, etc.

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LeeYC   1/8/2010 5:22:44 AM
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Well, first of all parallel architecture isn't less challenge at all(maybe dual core isn't that bad). Secondly, merely using a limited amount of workload to compare two processor isn't fair. Showing those two CPUs could both open certain webpages isn't equal to similar overall performance. For example you could do any multiplication on a 10 dollars calculator or on a TI-89 and get correct results in a similar time. However, it doesn't mean 10 dollar calculator is powerful as TI-89.

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Ratgebber   1/8/2010 4:01:31 AM
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But this is exactly the point LeeYC... Why go to 1.6 GHz if you can match its performance with the right architecture? That could be less of a technological challenge which in turn would be cheaper to produce.

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LeeYC   1/8/2010 3:43:22 AM
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Well, is Atom also dual core? This comparison isn't very fair and somewhat misleading. Depending on the workload, a dual core processor with 500 MHz could be close to 1GHz theoretically. Anyway this video is from ARM, what can you expect?

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