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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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DOnt get amazed with this "3GHz" buzzword...actually this is
ARM based technology not X86 desktop processor..ARM is
very limited processing and using very-2 low power consumption transistors inside the core circuit.

You cant compare this 3Ghz quad core with last 10 years
Pentium4_3ghz_1core.Its really different in term of nature of task handling.X86 is more powerful due to
more instruction set designed inside the cpu like SSE2-SSE4,intel FMA,intel AES.
Pentium 4 has SIMD MMX,MMX+,EMMX and hyper treading technology.
For Sure current mobile Quadcore cant carry window OS
as they to be designed for light mobile task.
Actually the frequency "GHZ" master race is nothing and meaningless as for now.
Its really realy two different thing.Comparing them
is making no sense at all.
Im not shock of this news because last 10 years ago
we already has 3Ghz microprocessor for computer....but innovation in mobile is welcome for me....just my2cent

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  • 2013-02-21 02:02
  • 2mCd

Uuuummm thats what u got.......come on .......impress me with something better......!!

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  • 2013-02-21 02:01
  • u7JP

I wanted to add, it's sad to see that there are always people for dragging us back, whether it's for processing power, memory amount, display resolution or optical sampling (photos/videos).

Like other said, what's wrong with technology making progress. I think that many ppl commenting that way haven't much tasted about computer history and haven't seen the progress made to arrive to what they are using today.

And whether you agree or not, every company jumps into that, Samsung, Apple, Sony, HTC, LG etc.. Just to enhance possibilities, even if not used 100%, and off course showcasing capabilities to appeal both customers and developpers.

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  • 2013-02-21 01:42
  • m86k

> In reply to GauravP90a @ 2013-02-20 23:30 from vbPq - click to readHmm my P4's could copy several things at a time.. Off course, you had to use WinNT / 2000 and then XP for that (talking about Windows OS, other OS'es would do that too) with DMA set drives... But hey, it's not IT course here.

For the rest i do agree :)

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  • 2013-02-21 01:30
  • m86k

I totally agree with 3zukr. By next 2yrs, New release of 5G Network and 4D graphics. Android v8.2 and a New OS powerful than android. 25Mega pixels. Multi multi touch screen and a human sensor.

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  • 2013-02-21 01:19
  • N7Ax

> In reply to Mobilemaster @ 2013-02-20 23:40 from 0UuF - click to readHey you self-proclaimed mobile'master' if you don't need advancement in technologies by that logic alone there wont be a 4k 1Tb phone by 2025 hell judging by the current pace I'm expecting something better than a 4k 1tb phone in 2025. You're not a master of phones, no one does.

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  • 2013-02-21 00:41
  • IVD5

> In reply to 3zukr @ 2013-02-20 22:56 from vbLG - click to readIts will be better to buy a smartphone and use it as a computer by attaching a screen than to spend money on a computer...

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  • 2013-02-21 00:40
  • jerQ

tomorrow a laptop will be replaced by an smartphones. that's i call it the future.

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  • 2013-02-21 00:39
  • U}}x

How do they even manufacture such tiny little pieces like that I mean one sneeze and bamm there goes your 3ghz pieces of flying sh¡t

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  • 2013-02-21 00:28
  • IVD5

So what about the heat caused by the processor?? Are we going to have heat-sink/fan combo or water-cooled????....hahah

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  • 2013-02-21 00:24
  • Q7YU

There's some details missing from this article. One of the best things about this chip is that it will run at 1GHz on just 0.6V, so at that speed it uses half the power of the previous generation. FD SOI means it uses 35% less power at high speed than other similar 28nm chips. What's the point? Well, a 3GHz cortex A9 is about as fast as a 2GHz cortex A15, and a 0.6V cortex A9 uses about the same power as a standard cortexA7. So you get the benefits of the big.Little octacore chip, but it's only half the size

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  • 2013-02-21 00:06
  • 3aUa

Development in Electronics and increase in processing capacity must ALWAYS be welcomed !!!

Besides new hardware always has better Efficiency and more performance/$ !!

Landlines evolved into Cell Phones because of technological development..
And may be cell phones Evolve into something better :)

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  • 2013-02-20 23:46
  • vbPq

> In reply to Mobilemaster @ 2013-02-20 23:40 from 0UuF - click to readIf you don't need progress in smartphone technologies, then buy Nokia 1100, keep using it for the next 20 years, and stop posting nonsense to GSMarena.

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  • 2013-02-20 23:46
  • Spx{

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-20 23:35 from LF@j - click to readWe don't need 4K phones, and we don't need 1 TB on a smart phone, even if smart phones have Full HD. We will have 1 TB phones around 2025 maybe. :P

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  • 2013-02-20 23:40
  • 0UuF

> In reply to sweetsour @ 2013-02-20 23:13 from 31xf - click to readcause more power is always better, i still want a phone with 1TB internal memory and that supports micro SDXC up to 2TB, i know i would fill that memory recording 1080p videos or maybe 4K videos in no time, so yeah, more power is always better, we are amused by a 1920x1080 resolution screen on a phone, but the way things go we'll be holding 4K screen phones in the next 5 years...

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  • 2013-02-20 23:35
  • LF@j

> In reply to Carol @ 2013-02-20 21:40 from L71k - click to readI am sure Nokia will once again keep using the same chipset :)

Any increasing no of cores and performance is an Evolution in life..

P4 with Win98 couldnt copy two things at the same time.. but Win7 with quadcore CPUs can do it with ease. i dont see you complaining about that... So why you ppl complaining about increased number of cores in cell phones?? Even when you get a better Flagship phone for same amount of money(around $600)???
Is it because your phone is getting old comparatively...

Moore's Law must be followed and hardware's performance must double every 18 months... for good development in electronics..
SO Development in Electronics must always be welcomed for our future.... And if you dont like it Buy a Nokia 3310 instead

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  • 2013-02-20 23:30
  • vbPq

4 x 3Ghz...That's more than most Desktop PCs....what do we need that much power for...better upgrade GPU

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  • 2013-02-20 23:13
  • 31xf

> In reply to ngx @ 2013-02-20 19:06 from vGjj - click to readComputer as we understand it today, will be obsolete in near future. All calculations that average person needs will be done by smartphones. In other words, every person will have his computer in the pocket. Browsing internet, blogging, listening to the music, watching videos, using midrange apps - is all you need, really.
You will need computers for professional tasks (video/audio editing, database managing, accounting, ...) but I suspect with time even those tasks will be easily cracked by future smartphones. So don't be afraid of image of 16-core smartphones with 2GB of graphic memory and 8GB RAM, but embrace the progress and move with it into the future. Because sooner or later we all will get there anyway.

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  • 2013-02-20 23:11
  • Spx{

I would love to see Intel Core i7-3940XM quad core, 8 threads, 3.0GHz clock speed, and 8.0 MB cache on a smartphone.

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  • 2013-02-20 23:10
  • jKrK

Very soon smartphones with Specs: 3GHZ CPU, 3 GB RAM, 20MP Camera will be coming in future.

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  • 2013-02-20 22:56
  • vbLG

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