Intel has not been the victor in the mobile market just yet, with Qualcomm taking the largest slice of the pie with their Snapdragon range of processors and other manufacturers like MediaTek and Nvidia set to scramble over the remains.
Bay Trail is set to change things for Intel, with the new small mobile processor stacking up well against the Tegra 4 chip from Nvidia and the Snapdragon 800 from Qualcomm. After six years outside the mobile industry it seems Intel are finally starting to push.
The Intel Bay Trail is clocked at 2.3GHz, the same as the Snapdragon 800. In early testing, Geekbench showed the Bay Trail against Tegra 4, with some positive results for Intel’s mobile chip.
Single and multi-core scoring were very similar, the Tegra 4 chip took a slight edge when it came to single-core processing. When it came to floating point operation, Intel’s Bay Trail blew the Tegra 4 out the water with incredible results.
This is good news for Intel, who will want to get the Bay Trail out to manufacturers before the end of 2013. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 and 800 power most of the high-end mobiles right now, including the Galaxy S4, HTC One, Xperia Z1 and Galaxy Note 3.
It is always news when we hear about an Intel powered smartphone, considering we have only seen a select few so far. Hopefully Intel Bay Trail will end this era of Intel not being a mobile processor giant, but we see a grim year for Tegra 4 if this is the case.