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The ARM Cortex-A9 Can Beat Out The Intel Atom

Michael Larabel

Published on 3 September 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
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The ARM Cortex-A9 at 1.0GHz with hardfp binaries was also much faster than the Intel N450.

Ending out these results, the dual-core Cortex-A9 at 1.0GHz on the ORIGEN was faster than the Samsung netbook with its dual-core Atom N450 running at 1.0GHz.

Overall these independently-provided Gentoo Linux ARMv7 hardfp vs. x32/x86_64 results are quite interesting and positive for the current-generation hardware when comparing the Intel Atom and Cortex-A9 at the same clock speeds.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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