Marvell unveils quad-core ARM chip for enterprises

Emil

TS Rookie
Marvell has announced a new system-on-chip (SoC) product, the first ARM-based solution designed for servers: the Armada XP (Extreme Performance). Aimed at enterprises, it features four Marvell-designed ARM v7 MP cores operating at 1.60GHz. The Armada XP will be on display at the ARM technology conference this week (November 9 to November 11, 2010) and is currently sampling to customers.

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Cueto_99

TS Booster
Woww, quadcore! Cool! Can't wait to have some of that power on my next cellphone ;) just imagine the future where you could even overclock your cellphones... Yummy !!
 

TeamworkGuy2

TS Enthusiast
Heheheh, an overclocked cell phone! I pushed mine to 1.93 GHz without crashing, although the a full battery charge gets drained in about 35 minutes. LOL
Still, it is cool to see new developments in all directions, mobile, desktop, server, netbooks, and even cell phones.
Wait a sec... the article says:
Marvell has announced a new system-on-chip (SoC) product, the first ARM-based solution designed for servers: the Armada XP
NVM, this chip is for server environments.
 

bioflex

TS Enthusiast
hehe.....i wonder if we really need quad core procs in our phones now, it not like the bettery side of our phones are improving that much too.
 

sMILEY4ever

TS Booster
Cueto_99 said:
Woww, quadcore! Cool! Can't wait to have some of that power on my next cellphone ;) just imagine the future where you could even overclock your cellphones... Yummy !!
:O Why would any1 overclock their cell? I wouldn't want to deplete it's battery faster.
 

Puiu

TS Evangelist
ARM lacks too much in the server department to be able to compete. I don't even know why they are putting so much effort there instead of the GMS market where they have a fighting chance. This just looks like a big waste of money from their part.
 

Cueto_99

TS Booster
Sure, thinking ano 2010, overclocking your mobile CPU is totally a waste of battery life... but try to think 10 years ahead, we might even be able to build our own personalized cellphones (like Pcs, choosing between batteries, screens, cases, etc...), and having a solid mobile gaming scenario by then, with 3D and HD titles, someone might think it would be good to have an overclocking App for the hardcore gaming community! :) wait a minute... did I smoked something today... LOL
 

Kibaruk

TechSpot Paladin
I have been looking for low powered procesors to mount a home server, but I dont want an atom for it... will have to keep looking have seen one another VIA, but never an ARM based.
 

ET3D

TechSpot Paladin
I wonder how this compares in performance with an Intel ship of the same power draw. Four cores at 1.6GHz at 10W sounds nice, but I'm sure the speed per GHz doesn't compare to modern day x86 CPU's (though might be comparable to the Atom).
 

Demons

TS Enthusiast
The arm based processors have always been really good in my opinion. All of my old iPAQs have been arm processors and they always seemed to be the best in the market at the time. A low power quad core arm sounds really good! :)