As you know, I’ve got an Asus EEE PC VX6S laptop on my desk these days and it comes with the new generation Intel Atom D2700 processor that was just recently announced a bunch of days ago.
Part of the new Cedar Trail family of processors and built on the 32nm lithography, the Atom D2700 runs a 2.13 GHz, offers support for up to 4 GBs of DDR3 memory and comes with a faster embedded graphic chip, with DirectX 10 support. And based on what we know right now, it’s the fastest Cedar Trail Atom showcased and it will be targeted towards nettops and 11.6 – 12 inch mini laptops. More about this processor on Intel’s site.
Besides this, you’ve got AMD 6470M graphics, 4 GBs of RAM and a standard 2.5″ 5400 rpm hard-drive. However, it seems that only the dedicated graphic chip is available on this configuration, so you don’t have switchable graphics. This, on one side, means you’ll get poorer battery life on the VX6S than you would have had if you had access to the embedded Intel chip on the CPU. On the other, it means there’s no way for us to test the graphic capabilities of the default Atom D2700 processor.
However, we can test some of its raw CPU performance, and we’ve got a couple of benchmarks below. Still, rest in mind that the unit we’re having is a sample and the Cedar Trail CPUs are still fresh, thus drivers are pretty much missing from the picture. See some of the CPU related benchmarks below.
And some others that analyze the entire platform, rather than the CPU alone.
As I said, the results that involve CPU testing seem just what I was expecting, while GPU scores are a bit under what I hoped to get, considering that the chip is running at stock speed, as you can see from the GPU-Z printscreen in this post.
Analyzing strictly the CPU marks, they look quite solid, getting the D2700 above the older D525 and also about the current AMD E-350 APUs, at least based on the scores I got on my review for the Asus VX6 and the Asus 1215B, both EEE PCs that run those aforementioned platforms. All these while on theory, eating less battery, as the D2700 has a TDP of only 10W. Graphic results aren’t bad either, but like I said, those involve that AMD chip. A more thorough comparison of the scores i got on this three Asus 12 inch devices will follow on the site soon, so stay tuned.
As always, feedback is always appreciated and if you’ve got any suggestions on how to improve the accuracy of these results, please leave a comment below. Also, if you need me to run some extra tests (that are free), please post and I’ll try to comply.
PS: Details on games and videos playing/editing and working with different types of files will get included in the final video review of the Asus Lamborghini VX6S.
In the meantime I’ve also put together this post comparing the scores I got above for the Intel Atom D2700 with what I got in the past for some Intel Atom D525 and some AMD E350/E450 powered machines, as these platforms are going to compete for supremacy in the 11.6-12 inch mini laptops classes.
And if you’re interested in the slightly lower-powered Intel Atom CedarTrail series, this post about the Atom N2600 and this one on the Atom N2800 should be quite interesting, as their performances are compared to the ones of the previous generation Atom N550/N570 processors and the ones you’d get on a Ontario based AMD C50 platform.