The specifications as well as the benchmark of Intel's forthcoming offering, the 32nm process Medfield SoC, have surfaced on the Web through back channels.
Intel's desire to break into the SoC (System-on-a-chip) market is no longer a secret. Almost everyone in the tech community is well aware of how the US based semiconductor giant is planning to enter the market in the coming year itself. With that goal in mind, the company recently merged 4 different business units in to one singular entity, named Mobile and Communications.
With the internal issues resolved and revamped, Intel is now all set to dish out its first ever 32nm chip called Medfield. Medfield happens to be the codename for the company's first ever SoC, as well as the first highly-integrated-solution.
Medfield, when finally launched, will be subject to some rather tough competitions coming from the rivals like NVIDIA's Tegra series, Apple's A-line up, Qualcomm's Snapdragon, Texas Instrument's OMAP as well as Exynos by Samsung.
"The guts of Medfield is an x86 processing core operating at 1.6GHz, 1GB LP-DDR2 RAM, WLAN/Bluetooth/FM Radio chip, 10.1-inch screen, 1280x800 resolution and eMMC/Micro-SD card for removable storage," TweakTown notes.
However, the benchmarks were carried out in Android 3.0 HoneyComb, whereas the final build of the product will be Ice Cream Sandwich based.