Intel has finally announced its first Medfield-based product, the Atom Z2460, a single core "Penwell" system on chip that combines a processor clocked at 1.6GHz with a PowerVR SGX540 GPU clocked at 400MHz.
The Z-prefix means that the Z2460 is more closely related to the Lincroft range - which was launched back in May 2010 - with the Z600 clocked at 1.5GHz with a PowerVR SGX535 GPU hitting 400MHz; both have 512KB L2 cache as well.
But while the specs of the Z600 and the Z2460 are on paper fairly similar, in reality, there is a considerable difference.
Moorestown remains a two chip solution while Medfield is a single chip solution. Intel has significantly optimised the Z2460 to sip power - through its own proprietary Smart Idle Technology - while delivering higher performance for smartphones using features such as Burst Performance Technology and Hyper Threading.
Anand of AnandTech provided a detailed analysis of what to expect performance-wise from the Z2460.
What's more, it was competitive with both the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S2, winning two out of four comparisons.