Samsung ATIV Smart PC: Performance

Anand covered the CPU and GPU performance of the Atom Z2760 really thoroughly in his Clover Trail platform review with the Acer W510. At this point, Z2760 is pretty familiar to us—two Hyper-Threaded Saltwell cores at 1.8GHz, along with PowerVR’s SGX 545 GPU clocked at 533MHz. Saltwell is the 32nm shrink of Bonnell, which you probably better remember as the heart of the much beloved Atom N270 netbook processors. (I’m kidding about the much beloved part.) The new 22nm microarchitecture cannot come soon enough. Here's a rehash of Clover Trail performance, which is generally identical to the Acer W510.

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For the first time, we’re seeing Intel lose its performance edge to Cortex-A15 based SoCs, but for now Clover Trail is still competitive from both compute and power efficiency standpoints. That’s more than can be said for SGX 545, even at such a high clock. Clover Trail+ changes that though, with the inclusion of two SGX 544 cores, and should offer graphics performance that is in the same range as Adreno 320, as well as being much more competitive with Apple’s recent SoCs. But CT+ hasn’t arrived yet, so for now we’re left with good old Clover Trail. I'm leaving Surface Pro's numbers in the following graphs, just so that you can see how much faster the ultra-low voltage IVB parts are when compared to Clover Trail. It's a pretty huge difference, even when looking at just the Core i5.

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  • Snotling - Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - link

    I don't know... what's the battery life on a Samsung GS4? Reply
  • Snotling - Monday, March 18, 2013 - link

    On a 11.6" display... Samsung! They have more pixels on their 5" smartphones.(GS4) Reply
  • MrSpadge - Monday, March 18, 2013 - link

    Yeah, at that resolution and size you don't even have to fiddle with font sizing to read stuff. How dare they offer this! Reply
  • powerarmour - Monday, March 18, 2013 - link

    That is definitely a competitive problem, I saw the screen on a Nexus 10 the other day... Wow! Reply
  • ab_aditya - Monday, March 18, 2013 - link

    A small correction - the iPad storage now goes up to 128 GB Reply
  • VivekGowri - Monday, March 18, 2013 - link

    Thanks for catching that - copied out of an old table and missed to update. Fixed. Reply
  • augustofretes - Monday, March 18, 2013 - link

    Will you review the Chromebook Pixel? It looks beautiful. And for a Linux user as myself it seems like a perfect device. Reply
  • PC Perv - Monday, March 18, 2013 - link

    Nexus 10 is $399+. I don't know why AT keeps getting it wrong while going extra miles to find the cheapest prices for Atom-based tablets.

    And while this may be somewhat of a moot point, Nexus 10 drives 2560x1600 while these Atom tablets are 1366x768, and they use similar sized batteries. Considering that screen time is probably responsible for 80~90% of battery life of these mobile devices, don't you think a bit more explanation is warranted in your battery tests?
  • evonitzer - Monday, March 18, 2013 - link

    Indeed. I clicked on the link provided in the price comparison and it took me to Amazon where it is priced as indicated. Buy it directly from Google! Their price is always at $399 for the 16 GB version.

    I'm not sure Microsoft deserves the blame you assign them for their naming scheme. Windows Surface with RT and Windows Surface with Windows 8 Pro are names that exactly describe what they are. Once you get the distinction between RT and 8 Pro, it's very straightforward. It's better that they don't try to come up with a catchy name that rolls off the tongue but instead name their products exactly as they are. If Samsung followed the Microsoft example, they would call them Samsung Ativ 10.1 Windows RT and Samsung Ativ 11.6 Windows 8 Pro. Hideous names yes, but very clear.
  • VivekGowri - Monday, March 18, 2013 - link

    That's odd, I didn't realize it said $462+, it should definitely be $399 on the Nexus 10. Fixed. Reply

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