ARM Cortex A9 vs. Intel Atom N270

Good News for ARM: Its recently released dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor targeted towards netbooks and smartphones outperforms Intel Atom N270 processor. [details via PCWorld]

Bad News for ARM: Intel Atom N270 was released in 2008 and Intel has since produced quite a number of more powerful versions of its Atom chip (ie. Atom Z-series, Atom 330). Also,

Windows 7 does not support any Arm architecture. Windows works on both x86 and x64 platforms, which account for the majority of the world's netbooks, laptops and desktops. In the specialized devices space, where Arm is well suited, we offer the Windows Embedded CE platform," a Microsoft spokeswoman wrote in an e-mail.

But yes, a win is a win. One small victory at a time, right? Kudos to ARM.

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1 comment:

  1. While ARM Holding is going up and Intel Corporation is moving down, I therefore have no doubt who will end up being a clear winner in the race to become no.1 micro chip producer in the years to come.

    ARM with it ARM7 and ARM9 processor can easily take on Intel Atom for many reasons, firstly ARM7 and ARM9 consume less power and have longer standby times the Intel Atom processor. Secondly the ARM7 and ARM9 is much smaller in size then the Intel Atom, this will reduce cost for hardware vendors.

    ARM Holding to date powers more then 95% of the smart phones, such as Nokia, iPhone, Blackberry and host of other communication devices such as TV Music player and set-top boxes.



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