The ARM Cortex-A9 Can Beat Out The Intel Atom
Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 3 September 2012. Page 3 of 4. 40 Comments

The Cortex-A9 on ORIGEN carried another win over the clocked-down Intel Atom N450 when both were using the same GCC 4.7.1 compiler from Gentoo and the x86 Atom CPU being built for x32 and x86_64 architectures.

The Intel Atom was still faster though for OpenSSL.

The ARMv7 A9 went back to winning when it came to audio encoding for both MP3 and FLAC formats.