Linked by David Adams on Thu 7th Jan 2010 21:10 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Quite a bit of enthusiasm seems to be building for ARM's upcoming processor for netbooks and other lightweight computing devices. The Cortex-A9 is promised to have substantially better performance than the current crop of AMD processors, and a video released by AMD ARM gives a pretty convincing picture that the Cortex-A9 will have comparable performance to the Atom. Watch the video after the jump.
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Why Compare?
by bebop on Thu 7th Jan 2010 23:13 UTC
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The video is a nice demonstration of what the cortex can do. I wonder though, why did they want to compare there dev board to a production machine with accelerated video? This only makes there product look inferior.

Surely there could have been better cpu bound benchmarks that would have showed off the capabilities better. I do not mean to be negative however this seems like shooting yourself in the foot. A comparison of how many hours of dvd decoding on the same battery, for example would have been more interesting to me.

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