1. Slovenix's Avatar
    08-27-2015 04:24 AM
  2. Xavier2508's Avatar
    For a windows phone, yes, but not for any surface or surface-quality phone, x3 is low/mid range, as the data in the product brief makes clear.
    08-27-2015 12:22 PM
  3. theefman's Avatar
    As long as the OS is W10M and not full Windows, having an Intel chip in a phone, Surface or otherwise wont really mean anything.
    08-27-2015 12:32 PM
  4. Slovenix's Avatar
    Rumored is that it would be capable of running 32bit Windows programs. I don't really care if it will, but just a rumor.

    Also there could be other version around. We'll see.
    08-27-2015 12:34 PM
  5. Slovenix's Avatar
    It's questionable what actually a Surface phone will be. I do aim for higher chip.
    08-27-2015 12:38 PM
  6. Arsynic's Avatar
    You do know that Windows 10 Mobile runs on any device under 8 inches, right? That includes tablets.
    08-27-2015 03:03 PM
  7. Slovenix's Avatar
    You do know that Windows 10 Mobile runs on any device under 8 inches, right? That includes tablets.
    It was a random rumour about the Surface phone with this chip so I looked it up.
    08-27-2015 04:03 PM
  8. Slovenix's Avatar
    I guess there could be a Windows phone in the works with that chipset anyway.
    08-27-2015 04:05 PM
  9. gljvd's Avatar
    To give you an idea , the X3 should be able to run Skyrim at low settings and low resolution. I have a stream 7 with a quad core atom at 1.8ghz vs the 1.4 of the x3 but only 1GB of ram , a surface phone would have at least 3. The tablet is able to run skyrim and a host of other games at 640x480 and 800x600. I'm sure its the ram and not the speed of the cpu.

    If we could run x86 applications on a surface phone to me it be worth a lot of money esp if I could then use continuum to run work programs on any screen and then relax in gaming mode during... um lunch...
    08-28-2015 01:13 AM
  10. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    To give you an idea , the X3 should be able to run Skyrim at low settings and low resolution. I have a stream 7 with a quad core atom at 1.8ghz vs the 1.4 of the x3 but only 1GB of ram , a surface phone would have at least 3. The tablet is able to run skyrim and a host of other games at 640x480 and 800x600. I'm sure its the ram and not the speed of the cpu.

    If we could run x86 applications on a surface phone to me it be worth a lot of money esp if I could then use continuum to run work programs on any screen and then relax in gaming mode during... um lunch...
    Umm...HIGHLY unlikely. I've never looked into the x3's architecture, and they're pretty vague with the GPU breakdowns in Atom chips (I don't care to dig for the stuff at 4 AM, or in general). Still, the Atom chip in the Stream 7 tablet carries Intel's HD graphics, on whatever level. The X3 has a Mali GPU, for better or worse (I honestly don't know). Then there's the fact that the high-end x3 chip carries 2 GB of slow, low-power RAM. Skyrim requires a minimum of 2 GB of RAM on PC.

    Really, I'm kind of half-reading some stuff Intel's posted to compare the x3 to the X3735G in the Stream 7, and the latter seems like it might be the better chip. The main thing is, I can't find a real way to compare the GPUs, and they'll be a big deal. However, the x3 has half the L2 cache, its memory appears to be clocked slower, and I generally can't bring myself to believe that a low-end (at least, in general observations) SoC would handle Skyrim in any reasonable way.

    You basically said that your Stream 7 barely scrapes by running Skyrim in a horrible, ugly state, and the graphics chip in the x3 might be worse. It's just too much work to find detailed information on the GPU in either chip--and that's because they're not meant to be studied deeply, particularly for playing desktop games. I might consider it worth playing, like, Monaco, maybe even the first Half-Life, but I don't buy it would manage Skyrim in any meaningful way, were they even to allow it to boot.
    Poirots Progeny likes this.
    08-28-2015 05:20 AM
  11. Rampart19's Avatar
    The x3 is so low end that Intel doesn't even use their own fab to produce it. They are outsourcing it. It is designed for developing markets like India, not places like the US. Think $75 or less. I can guarantee you it won't be in any phone for sale in the US or developed world.
    08-28-2015 01:19 PM
  12. Darius_520's Avatar
    Don't think gonna hapen with this chip, because it only supports up to 13 mpix on back camera...
    colinkiama likes this.
    08-30-2015 11:20 AM
  13. colinkiama's Avatar
    As long as the OS is W10M and not full Windows, having an Intel chip in a phone, Surface or otherwise wont really mean anything.
    Yes it does, you'll be able to run apps in the store that are meant for x86 and x64 CPUs only.
    08-30-2015 12:27 PM
  14. theefman's Avatar
    Yes it does, you'll be able to run apps in the store that are meant for x86 and x64 CPUs only.



    And which apps would those be, actually? Don't forget, the alleged attraction is running desktop apps on the phone, normal store apps aren't the focus here.
    08-31-2015 12:09 PM
  15. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Steam apps :D
    08-31-2015 12:22 PM

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