In this article, I would like to provide the very first estimates of the performance of Intel's (INTC)
upcoming "Broxton" mobile processor based on the new "Goldmont" CPU core and Gen. 9 GPU. Indeed, the majority of my work is done by fleshing out the broad estimates laid out at its Investor Meeting.From
these claims, let's get to it.
For CPU performance, I will be using Geekbench which, while far from perfect, seems pretty representative
of raw, best-case CPU performance (i.e. in code that's not particularly complex/branchy). I pull my data for the NVIDIA (NVDA) Tegra 4, the Snapdragon
800, the Atom Z3770, and the Atom Z2760 from the Geekbench results browser, taking care to pick results that tend to be in-line with other similar chips.
Without further ado, here are my CPU performance estimates (both single threaded and multi-threaded):
Essentially, if Intel delivers to the promise of "5x" the CPU performance of the Atom Z2760 (and I am assuming that they mean 5x the multithreaded performance and that Broxton is
a quad core with roughly 80% coherence), the CPU performance should look very much like what is shown here.