Marvell unveils quad-core ARM chip for enterprises

By Emil ยท 12 replies
Nov 9, 2010
Post New Reply
  1. 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.

    Read the whole story
  2. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 248   +12

    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 !!
  3. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 191

    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:
    NVM, this chip is for server environments.
  4. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 248   +12

    Oopss... I relate Arm with low profile electronics... But true... This one's for servers LOL :)
  5. bioflex

    bioflex TS Enthusiast Posts: 71

    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.
  6. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Booster Posts: 158

    :O Why would any1 overclock their cell? I wouldn't want to deplete it's battery faster.
  7. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,654   +1,093

    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.
  8. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 248   +12

    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
  9. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    These days mobile chips have become more powerfull then my desktop config. :)
  10. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    I know, my HTC desire's 1GHz CPU clock speed is only 400MHz slower than my laptops CPU clock speed.... Thats nuts! lol.
  11. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    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.
  12. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +168

    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).
  13. Demons

    Demons TS Enthusiast Posts: 54

    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! :)

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...