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3GHz NovaThor L8580 CPU to debut on MWC 2013 floors

20 February, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
3GHz NovaThor L8580 CPU to debut on MWC 2013 floors - read the full textST-Ericsson unveiled their latest 2.5GHz NovaThor L8580 CPU earlier in this year, but the company is now readying to showcase an even faster version of the chip at MWC 2013. The four Cortex A9 cores residing in the NovaThor L8580 (or eQuad, as it's also dubbed) that's going to be on display...


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3ghz is marketing gimmick...still on a9 nothing spectacular...

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  • 2013-02-21 12:20
  • U@YD

Why would someone need a 3GHz processor on a phone :)

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  • 2013-02-21 11:16
  • M8T2

> In reply to fahoody @ 2013-02-21 08:47 from 6kvK - click to read3 GHz is the "speed" of the processor, 3GB is the "size" of the RAM.

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  • 2013-02-21 10:04
  • qbYR

I would like to see this kind of power and package on x86 arhitecture.

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  • 2013-02-21 09:53
  • 0U9P

> In reply to 3zukr @ 2013-02-20 22:56 from vbLG - click to readwhat for? stupid and.silly

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  • 2013-02-21 09:41
  • 39x%

GigaHertz wars will finally come to saturated position, knowing that increase in frequency has no more effect on improved OS performances. The Megapixel wars ve already attained a saturation of 13MP and HTC with mere 4MP incorporated UltraPixels concept to increase the Pixel size rather than increasing the no of pixels...OS tweaking might break out a war in near future which Apple did it long back time.

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  • 2013-02-21 08:50
  • PyMZ

> In reply to 3zukr @ 2013-02-20 22:56 from vbLG - click to readis 3GhZ mean 3 gig of ram? i imagined phones with 20 mp wow man ,

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  • 2013-02-21 08:47
  • 6kvK

Suggest for jolla to use this chip for their phone..

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  • 2013-02-21 07:35
  • wc6R

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-21 03:22 from 2mCd - click to readactually a 600mhz processor can this shows how to run windows 3.1/95 a desktop os on a 2011 batch of phone

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  • 2013-02-21 07:17
  • vpcS

what the hell is this? what happened to a9600 chipset with powervr series 6 gpu ?

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  • 2013-02-21 07:16
  • rxh@

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-21 03:22 from 2mCd - click to readIt totally depends on OS. So what desktop OS do you keep in mind?

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  • 2013-02-21 04:34
  • Spx{

ARMv7(2011)_is only 100000 transistor
Pentium 4(2003)_is 42 million transistor

COME on guy ...this is just simple math..

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  • 2013-02-21 03:29
  • 2mCd

3ghz mobile phone still cant run the desktop OS.

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  • 2013-02-21 03:22
  • 2mCd

> In reply to m86k @ 2013-02-21 02:57 from m86k - click to readNowsday..running an non graphical intensive APPS will not force the proc. work at 100% speed.

Only those heavy games will start to get the proc busy.
My tegra2 OPTIMUS2x is crawling hot when run NOVA3 for 10 minutes.(my hand sweating)

So means above 2GHZ is useless for normal mobile used.
Just want to give space room for developer to make eye candy game in future.

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  • 2013-02-21 03:17
  • 2mCd

This might make sense to manufacturers: why the heck create a powerful processor without making any improvement on the battery? Instead of 3ghz, why not make a 5000mah battery for mobile phones? What's the use of a powerful processor yet it wont last for a day bec of the fuckin battery life. Most android users have this frustration.

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  • 2013-02-21 03:04
  • Kg%}

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-21 02:06 from 2mCd - click to readIntel Pentium 66Mhz was more than overheating back in time (1994/1995) and every intel CPU has been running hot on introduction : they needed fan+heatsink starting 200Mhz.

Today (or last year i should say) we have what? 1.2-1.7ghz CPU in our phones/tablets without any heatsink and barely a warm feeling in our bare hands for most of them when running 100% speed.

Mobile CPUs are running at low speed such as 200mhz when barely used before accelerating to high/max speeds once needed. So bigger battery/cooling etc.. aren't necessary excepted if you are looping benchmarks like prime or video encoding.

I know you are kidding but some people won't see it that way.

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  • 2013-02-21 02:57
  • m86k

2015 Smartphones:

3ghz 16-core CPU
16-core GPU(144-core for nVidia)
4gb RAM
128gb ROM
Ultra 4k HD Screen (for apple iPhone its 7th row of icon)
20mp shooter

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  • 2013-02-21 02:43
  • thg6

GSMArena, surely "ModAp" just means that it is a cellular modem and application procesor on the same SoC?!!!

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  • 2013-02-21 02:36
  • nGxA

yes.yes.GHZ master race is ""STUPID"" for the smartphone world.

Adding instruction arithmatic and cpu register is more ideal.

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  • 2013-02-21 02:19
  • 2mCd

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-21 02:02 from 2mCd - click to readHi there.agree with urr explanation.
We hope they dont implement "HEATSINK attach" to
spread the heat dissapation...
and the phone size become damn big like 7-8 inch size..

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  • 2013-02-21 02:06
  • 2mCd

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