- Oct 14, 2003
I get my mistake now. Apologies. Avoton vs Centerton. The successor to Avoton is still Denverton, so its not mobile. Avoton did really well against ARM competition.Link? I think you misremember with Rangeley.
It's not marketed as a bleeding-edge SoC though. The point here is Spreadtrum, a Chinese Partner licensing Atom cores, did all that Intel never could. And that's proper integration of everything. They had so much trouble with integration, including graphics, LTE, and image processor. All that money, and resources couldn't allow them to gather themselves in a coherent fashion. I am quite amazed at the Chinese companies making their in-house chips in record time.The main issue Intel had (apart from a poor CPU) is that their SoC were lacking, for instance a poor GPU, which seems to be the case here. So I'm not sure this will change anything.
We wouldn't have seen 8 Atom cores anytime soon either. If Goldmont never died, Intel would have introduced a quad core Goldmont mobile chip. Xiaomi is talking about their in-house Surge S1 design taking 28 months from inception to completion. 28 months! When Intel claimed competitive mobile chips coming with dual cores, we'd have thought the "next" chip was going to be dual core, which would have been barely fine. But then they go release single core one, and the dual core one came a year later. Maybe the "complexity" regarding x86 is true.