Moorestown flexes muscles by running Quake III, WoW, 3D, and video demos

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Apart from launching the new Oak Trail ultra mobile platform at Computex last week, Intel was also demonstrating the Atom Z6xx (aka Moorestown) smartphone platform at the show, with Aava Mobile prototypes occupying its booth. The device and processor have previously been shown playing back HD video and running Quake III, but the company took things up a notch by demonstrating the Moorestown prototypes' power in a series of new demos, including running the full version of World of Warcraft, an impressive interactive 3D graphics demo by Imagination Technologies (makers of the PowerVR SGX GPU), and a multitasking video playback demo where the device played back an HD movie trailer while also performing a multi-point video stream. Check out a video from Carrypad with all these demonstrations below.

The demos really highlight the capabilities and high level of performance we can expect from Moorestown devices when they eventually hit the market. But it seems certain that such power hungry applications will carry a heavy price in terms of battery life, with Quake III and WoW only lasting just over an hour on a full charge. Nevertheless, as demonstrations of pure processing power these are all very impressive and on the flip side, the energy efficiency of the Atom Z6xx under normal operating conditions looks to be competitive.

The questions now are when we can finally expect to see the first Moorestown device, which OS it'll have, and from which manufacturer. Aava Mobile has stated that its Virta reference platform running Android will be shipping in Q3 to developers, but there hasn't been confirmation that the device will make it to consumers. Are you impressed by the performance of Moorestown?

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Jeremy To

Jeremy is a former editor at Pocketables.