Texas Instruments OMAP 5 crushes quad-core A9 in benchmark test

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Texas Instruments has released a video showing their newly developed TI OMAP 5 featuring two ARM Cortex-A15 cores at 800MHz running against a commercially available ARM Cortex-A9 processor running at 1.3 GHz, which to be honest, could be none other than NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor. The video shows the TI OMAP 5 absolutely crushing the quad-core Cortex A9 processor in browsing tests with music and downloads running in the background. The video (which is linked below) shows the TI OMAP 5 breezing through EEMBC BrowsingBench in 95 seconds, while the quad-core A9 processor took it’s sweet time, finishing in 201. Possibly the only thing that’s not clear at this point is how much power the new processor will consume – which is becoming one of the biggest considerations for manufacturers before using them.

Source: Anandtech