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Samsung to show an 8-core big.LITTLE chipset next year

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Samsung to show an 8-core big.LITTLE chipset next year - read the full textSamsung is rumored to put a quad Cortex-A15 CPU inside the Galaxy S IV with the Exynos 5450 chipset, but EETimes is reporting that the Korean company has a more interesting chipset in the works - the first one to use ARM's big.LITTLE technology. This tech pairs a number of powerful Cortex-A15...


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> In reply to Venkat-India @ 2012-11-21 06:36 from GZ1M - click to readThats why i like iPhone! Sure parrot house, but it can do call, sms/mms, play music, watch video.. all with very long standby and usage and look good! what more can you ask for?!

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  • 2012-11-21 06:51
  • uREv

> In reply to gilbs @ 2012-11-21 06:25 from wMHH - click to readWell said. The other fanboys fighting silly.

I'm not targetting anybody whether it may be iFan or SammyFan boys. If you say iPhone performance is
fast, then you should be glad to have such wonderful SOCs made by Samsung. Otherwise iPhone will not
be faster. If you are comparing iPhone with Droids, it's mistake. The OS of iPhone is like a Parrot House.
The house looks good and beautiful. Where as Android is like a Forest. There are many things, some features
will be good and some are bad and some are "Brilliant".

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  • 2012-11-21 06:36
  • GZ1M

Those 8 core will never be use!
Software will never link those core.
Dev will never worked out those core in a random hardware settings (on all androids device).

And do we need more? No.
Its for a few people that has too much time on their hands, and would like to overclock thier toy!
What Sammy should have done is release faster memory chip for phone/tablet. The current is far too slow. Slower than USB1.

Transfer 700mb from internal to PC, takes 35mins!
32GB it will take a whole day, actually the slowest part in every phone is it slow aging RAM and memory chip!

CPU can stood still for 2 or 3 years.
But RAM and memory chip should advance out.

You sure want 8 core at USB1 speed?
You want 2 core at USB3 speed?

Sammy go for CPU instead... Booo

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  • 2012-11-21 06:35
  • vMeL

once upon a was apple........future samsung will ........

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  • 2012-11-21 06:33
  • Kh24

It's not new, but brilliant. Just two quad-core processors: 1 high-performance and 1 low-power packed into one (=8-cores) to maximize space. Dual quad-core processors can be found in the PC world, so it's only a matter of time they reach mobile devices.

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  • 2012-11-21 06:25
  • wMHH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-21 04:14 from kgqH - click to readBut it is 2GHz, A-15 2GHz with a mali t658 GPU

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  • 2012-11-21 05:32
  • q8Q8

> In reply to say NO to change! @ 2012-11-21 03:14 from vMeL - click to readhaha you are funny... about CPU/GPU wise. apple's Processors are slower thn samsung Exynos. they look faster because they are using different OS platform as Android. if iphone's hard ware tested with android, you will see clearly the performance of Apple's A5/A6 APU

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  • 2012-11-21 05:03
  • 70ge

Alot ppl here is non-sense...what no need so many core,BLAH BLAH...then y dun u ask the lamborghini just build 4 piston with 1.6cc car is enough on the road ?
then y dun u use black and white TV ,got visual is enough?

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  • 2012-11-21 04:23
  • IV$j

> In reply to OMGush @ 2012-11-21 03:05 from v0Xx - click to readHOW MANY CORE DID INTEL i7 have? IF not necessary to upgrade the hardware then y ur iphone nid from single to dual core and even need customized?And y dun iphone jz stick at 512 ram ?

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  • 2012-11-21 04:16
  • IV$j

And android still won't utilize multiple cores efficiently.

I'd rather see a dual core a high max frequency (2ghz+) rather than quad/octo core chips since android rarely/never uses other cores. End result w/ quad cores is android is slower because the octo core chips tend to be slower on a per-core basis.

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  • 2012-11-21 04:14
  • kgqH

> In reply to kur @ 2012-11-21 04:01 from ibYA - click to readNone of the os's truly need more than one. Doesnt mean they cannot benefit or future proof from more.

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  • 2012-11-21 04:11
  • q8Q8

What's a mad!!! many core do they need for phones called android!.....WP8 don't even need more than 2 core.

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  • 2012-11-21 04:01
  • ibYA

> In reply to say NO to change! @ 2012-11-21 03:14 from vMeL - click to readActually, Apple is zero in CPU/GPU. It's Samsung, ARM and PowerVR that makes CPUs and GPUs for Apple.

Speaking of comparison between iPhone 4S and SGS III.
iPhone 4S has dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU clocked at 1GHz
SGS III has quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU clocked at 1,4GHz
It's 2,8 times more performant.

Even iPhone 5 is less performant than SGS III with dual-core customized ARMv7 CPU clocked at 1,2 GHz (analog to Qualcomm Krait)

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  • 2012-11-21 03:51
  • 6X9d

when samsung came out with quad core phones people went oh they overkill the phone but when apple came out with quad core iPhones (months later) people went oh what an innovation

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  • 2012-11-21 03:40
  • vq9}

> In reply to say NO to change! @ 2012-11-21 03:14 from vMeL - click to readNo. Samsung one is better then iphone 5's.

Apple make iphone 5 not to have best hardware, they only focus on things that matters to general people! not for geeks who look at specs!

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  • 2012-11-21 03:30
  • uREv

Seriously... please go study what is big. Little before you post in here...

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  • 2012-11-21 03:29
  • PU0@

All smartphone will include a cooling fan in the future.

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  • 2012-11-21 03:14
  • uCck

With this 8 core, might par with iPhone5!
Even iPhone4s is faster than SGS3. So what you might think 8 core can outperform iPhone5?
Sammy will need 12 shit cheap core to par iPhone5!
Apple are years ahead in CPU/GPU chips!!
Even iPad3 has gfx better than xbox360, higher res and sharper visual. Faster load time and all!

With the new newer iPad(4), they're years ahead in competition. Oh btw did you hear about the next PowerVR that is 60 times faster than the current one? Kills Xbox720 or xbox1080!!

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  • 2012-11-21 03:14
  • vMeL

Whats next next year 16 cores?
Seriously that's an overkill for a phone.
Desktop PC's are still sticking to quadcore procie's for several years now.
I think this is the only area that Samsung are good at, more cores and rams. lol

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  • 2012-11-21 03:05
  • v0Xx

I still feel battery life is the most important, followed by storage. As i see most ppl use their phone for media, sms and call.

Current cpu/gpu/ram is more then enough to power current application .. even single core can also.

Focus more on built quality, look and feel and battery!

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  • 2012-11-21 03:02
  • uREv

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