ARM Cortex A15 offers 5x more power to smartphones

By Matthew ยท 7 replies
Sep 9, 2010
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  1. ARM -- the company powering today's finest handsets -- has introduced a new CPU aimed at smartphones, tablets and other low powered computing devices. Codenamed Eagle, the chip will launch as the Cortex A15 in 2012 with a few iterations, offering up to five times the performance of existing smartphone processors. Parts will be made with as little as one processing core, but most will have two or four cores. They'll use 32nm and 28nm fabrication tech, eventually transitioning to 20nm.

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  2. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    over a year from now but impressive, none the less
  3. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,471   +375

    I always welcome potentially major competition to the traditional big wig desktop/laptop CPU companies. =o
  4. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Indeed impressive. But think of how cheap the current gen chips can be produced if on a smallr manufacturing process. It is not like any one kind of software is driving the hardware to increase in power. Games are not a driver for hardware improvements for this market. I believe User Interface and control, DSP, Image/video capture and processing, and processor intense services will be drive the need for more. AND perhaps, the need to consume less power for multitasking (a big one!)
  5. it's really impressive.
  6. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 553   +57

    Very impressive, but is it really direct competition for Intel/AMD if Windows doesn't support ARM processors? At least in the netbook and tablet department. Or is support for ARM finally coming?
  7. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    Quad-Core for a cell phone? They just barely started making multi-core applications often enough on computers... As for netbooks, I like it.

    mattfrompa: I have heard that Microsoft makes their mobile versions ARM compatible, but I have never heard anything about their mainstream OS jumping the line.
  8. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    not sufficient detail covered here but still will have to wait for 2yrs . mayb by that time someoen else will come out with something advanced

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