At the China Sourcing Fair held by Global Sources in Hong Kong from Oct. 12 to Oct 15,2012, Tablet PC was still one of the hottest spotlight,as before. At the China Sourcing Fair in 2012,the Chinese household digital brand Ramos announced Ramos W30,Ramos W30HD and so on. All of them are of Quad Core Tablet PCs. Ramos also announced Chinese first Quad Core Tablet PC named Ramos 31 powered by ACT-ATM7029 and Chinese first Tablet PC named Ramos W32 powered by Intel Atom. All these spotlights attracted lots of oversea buyers.
Lots of oversea buyers gathered around the booth of Ramos at the China Sourcing Fair in 2012.
Now,let's start Quad Core CPUs Review among Samsung Exynos 4412,ACT-ATM7029 and Allwinner A31.
1. Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad Core CPU ( powered on Ramos W30 and Ramos W30HD )
The first one that got spotlight is the one powered by Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad Core CPU and named Ramos W30. Ramos W30 features a 10.1 inch 1280X800 pixel high resolution wide viewing angle IPS screen. Ramos W30 is powered by a Quad Core CPU based on Cortex A9,runs at up to 1.4GHz,in the meantime it also features Mali400 MP4 high frequency many core processor,1GB DDR3 Ram and 16GB Nand Flash Rom.
The specifications of Ramos W30HD powered by Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad Core CPU and featured with HD IPS screen.
Not limited to Ramos W30,Ramos further announced the upgrade version of Ramos W30 - Ramos W30HD. Ramos W30HD is powered by the same Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad Core CPU,but it is featured with a better screen. The screen of Ramos W30HD is 1900X1200 super high definition pixel and full viewing angel IPS screen,which is quite close to that of iPad 3 and that of iPad 4. This gives users awesome user experiences. From the specifications shown on the picture above,we can see that Ramos W30HD is powered by Quad Core CPU based on Cortex A9,featured with VFPv3 Module,NEON Coordinator and built-in Mali400 MP4 graphic processor,and supports OpenGL ES 2.0 graphic rendering technology for the super high definition screen.
Ramos W30HD and its inner PCB board.
As the core component of Ramos W30 and Ramos W30HD,Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad Core CPU got and gets lots of attention - this is for certain. Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad Core CPU is made in the lastes and most advanced 32nm HKMG LP. HKMG LP means it's to utilize high dielectric constant metal oxides to replace with silica and as a gate insulating layer,this enhances the capability of volume the gate to host more electron and the capability of control over the groove,which further lowers electricity leakage. HKMG is able to lower the electricity leakage by 10% at the same frequency while comparing with SiON/Poly-Si process. When at the same electricity leakage,HKMG is able to increase the frequency by up to 40%.
So,first,we see that Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad Core CPU is made in a better 32nm LP,which targets more transistors in every unit square. In the meantime,the lengthen of the inner circuit of Exynos 4412 becomes smaller,therefore the heat dissipation is less. All these bring awesome performance and smart power consumption for Ramos W30 and Ramos W30HD and so on. Second,HKMG process also targets higher performance and lower power consumption. There's research pointing out that Samsung Exynos 4412 only consumes 80% of the power of last generation CPU. More than these,Samsung Exynos 4412 is also much more power saving than Nividia Tegra 3 due to better process in which itself is made. These are to say Ramos W30 and Ramos W30HD both powered by the same Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad Core CPU would be much better than most Dual Core Tablet PCs and Quad Core Tablet PCs in the current market in battery life and heat dissipation.
Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad Core CPU
Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad Core CPU is based on Cortex A9 and runs at up to 1.4GHz. At the same time,Mali400 MP4 graphic processor is able to run at up to 400MHz. So we see that the overall performance of Tablet PCs powerd by Exynos 4412 would be 60% higher,the graphic computing 50% higher.
Antutu Performance Scores for Ramos W30HD is 11859.
In the performance testing run by Antutu,Ramos W30HD hit 11859. This result is ahead of most other Quad Core Tablet PCs.
2. ACT-ATM7029 Quad Core ( powered on Ramos W31 )
At the 2012 China Sourcing Fair,Ramos also announced its first powered by ACT-ATM7029 Tablet PC named Ramos W31. This Ramos W31 also attracts and attracted lots of buyers.
Chinese first ACT-ATM7029 Quad Core Tablet PC - Ramos W31 ( there are many companies claiming theirs are the first one )
Action Semiconductor is a Chinese semiconductor technology company specializing in integrated circuit and manufacture. ACT-ATM7029 is its first time to enter the field of Tablet PC. It really makes sense that Ramos works with Action to delelop Ramos W31 powered by ATM7029 for the first time. Ramos W31 features a 10.1 inch 1280X800 wide viewing angle IPS screen. The logo of Action can be seen while the booting logo is being loaded and displayed.
Ramos W31 powered by ATM7029 was exposed to public for the first time.
Actually ACT-ATM7029 was exposed to public for the first time as well. It is based on Cortex A9 Quad Core architecture,runs at up to 1.5GHz and has built-in Mali400 GPU graphic processing unit,supports OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0,OpenVG 1.1 and so on. In addition,Ramos W31 also features many memory chips,the total memory volume reaches 1GB and 2 Nand Flash chips targeting 16GB volume.
ACT-ATM7029 on Ramos W31
ACT-ATM7029 Quad Core CPU is made in advanced LP,and features awesome performance and lower power consumption. It also features advanced power management technology and dynamic freqency adjustment system in order to make OS run at a low level of power consumption to lengthen battery life. There is one more spot,that is it features USB 3.0 as well which targets much faster data transition. This is the first time in China so far ever. And ACT-ATM7029 supports 60fps full video decoding for HDMI 1.4A HD 1080P Output. Ramos W31 will run on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
3. Intel Atom Z2460 Silverthorne ( powered on Ramos W32 )
Except the two Tablet PCs shown above,Ramos annouced another one powered by Intel Atom Z2460 as well,which is named Ramos W32. Ramos W32 features a 10.1 inch 1280X800 wide viewing angle IPS screen.
The booting view of Ramos W32 powered by Intel Atom Z2460
The logo of Intel can be seen while Ramos W32 is booting.
The specifications of Ramos W32
We can see more information about the hardware from the Antutu. We see that the Atom Z2460 on Ramos W32 is based on Saltwell X86 architecture,runs at up to 1.6GHz. In the meantime,this processor features Hyper-Threading design which enhances the effeciency and targets better optimization. Intel Atom Z2460 features PowerVR SGX540 GPU and supports OpenGL ES 2.0 graphic rendering technology.
Intel Atom Z2460 Silverthorne Processor powered on Ramos W32
Intel Atom Z2460 Silverthorne SoC is made in 32nm LP utilizing Co-POP packing,the size of packing is 12mm X 12mm. We can see the high build quality from the circuit and chip shown in the pictures above. You might not believe that Ramos W32 keeps low power consumption and high performance is because of the adoption of Intel Atom Z2460. Especially Intel Atom Z2460 supports deep sleep mode by C6E state and C4E state to save power consumption to further lengthen battery life. Intel Atom Z2460 integrates VDX385 and VDE285 of Imagination Technologies into itself,so it supports 1080P local video hard decoding.
The testing score by Antutu for Ramos W312 is 7326.
In the testing run by Antutu for Ramos W32,the result is 7326. Among the result are 4151 for CPU,1447 for Ram,693 for I/O. So we can conclude that Ramos W32 is much more powerful than other Dual Core Tablet PCs based on Cortex A9. We can also see the great potential for the X86 Architecture from the high score 4151 for CPU. Ramos W32 features PowerVR SGX 540 graphic processing unit which runs at up to 400MHz. So the performance of 3D image is pretty high as well.
Last words, we see that Ramos annouced many Tablet PCs at the 2012 China Sourcing Fair. Ramos W30 and Ramos W30HD power Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad Core CPU,Ramos W31 powers ACT-ATM7029 Quad Core CPU and Ramos W32 powers Intel Atom Z2460. All these tell the evolution on design from Ramos. We hope you could have an overall knowledge of the 3 Quad Core CPUs. Ramos powers its brand new Tablet PCs with these 3 great powerful CPUs,this will give user more choices and more breaking news.
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Update on Dec. 11th 2012 in Shenzhen China.
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