On Test The Track With Dell's Venue 8 7000 And Intel's Moorefield
We've been busy putting both devices through their paces this week and have some preliminary numbers with the Venue 8 7000 to share. What's interesting about this new device, in addition to Intel's RealSense camera is its Atom Z3580 quad-core processor, which is based on Intel's latest Moorefield architecture.
Moorefield expands on Intel's Merrifield Atom feature set and offers two additional CPU cores with up to a 2.3GHz clock speed, an enhanced PowerVR 6430 GPU and support of faster LPDDR3-1600 memory. Moorefield is also built for Intel’s XMM 7260 LTE modem platform, which supports carrier aggregation.
First, let's give you a video walk-around the device, then we'll get into some preliminary performance numbers...
The Dell Venue 8 7000 and Intel's Moorefield Atom Z3580 put up a strong showing, but can't catch NVIDIA's latest Tegra K1 SoC in the SHIELD Tablet, nor Apple's A8X in the iPad Air 2. Moorefield appears to offer performance somewhere in between Qualcomm's Snapdragon 801 and the 805, but south of the latest SoCs from NVIDIA and Apple.
AnTuTu's v5.6 general compute and system benchmark shows Venue 8 7000 in the lead...
AnTuTu's graphics tests are fairly light-duty and paint the new Venue 8 7000 and Intel's Moorefield in a more favorable light. In addition we see stronger memory bandwidth for Moorefield over Tegra K1 but slightly less FPU performance and comparable integer performance. Overall, Moorefield is able to just edge-out TK1 in this test. Regardless, it appears Intel is closing the gap in terms of its Atom-based tablet solution performance.
Stay tuned for more as we dive into our full review with the Dell Venue 8 7000 in the weeks ahead.