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16nm ARM Cortex-A57 CPU ready to hit mass production

02 April, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
16nm ARM Cortex-A57 CPU ready to hit mass production - read the full textARM and TSMC announced today that the first ever Cortex-A57 processor has been taped out and is ready to hit mass production. The new chip utilizes TSMC's 16nm FinFET manufacturing process, even though the transistors are still 20nm. Still, ARM says the A57 outputs up to three times the CPU...


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> In reply to TheHorseMeatUluv2Eat @ 2013-04-02 23:05 from 39x% - click to readRead man. It says that you can get the performance of A15 but with 5 times less power consumption!

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  • 2013-04-03 01:49
  • veMd

> In reply to TheHorseMeatUluv2Eat @ 2013-04-02 23:05 from 39x% - click to readDidn't you see it's 16nm? It's too small that it would consume less power than the mobile processors we have today.

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  • 2013-04-03 01:47
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> In reply to S2 owner @ 2013-04-02 22:24 from s0$9 - click to readthat`s the business strategy, people love to read about the smartphone now with the higher, bigger and better specification,and the manufacturer`s are putting it on their specification list even though it looks not too necessary,just to pleased the customers.if you notice almost everybody are comparing and telling this one is better than another because of what they read on the specification.the louder rumor the better business for the manufacturer,because they can see their market are alive,that`s the way and maybe it`s much better for us to choose only a device that will fit to our is better no to comment bad with hatred to comment box but only with opinion that are helpful to each other.

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  • 2013-04-03 01:24
  • thiv

And now they will say that the Galaxy S4 exynos OCTA uses previous gen hardware. :P

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  • 2013-04-03 01:09
  • PUE9

> In reply to S2 owner @ 2013-04-02 22:24 from s0$9 - click to readThat's what people were saying when the first smartphones came out.. who would need that, right? A display bigger than 3 inch, who would need that? Dual core? for losers etc. etc.

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  • 2013-04-03 00:24
  • 3ZH5

> In reply to S2 owner @ 2013-04-02 22:24 from s0$9 - click to readWhy not? speed = More features like 4k 60fps recording.

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  • 2013-04-03 00:21
  • 3Jf6

> In reply to S2 owner @ 2013-04-02 22:24 from s0$9 - click to readPS2 emulating in a portable defvice ?

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  • 2013-04-03 00:12
  • swg@

> In reply to lol @ 2013-04-02 19:47 from nUvZ - click to readActually it's 2 times faster per clock:

A57 -though- would end up only 60f faster so still not quite matching x86 performance ., but they're getting waaay too close. Intel ought to be afraid...

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  • 2013-04-03 00:10
  • swg@

> In reply to S2 owner @ 2013-04-02 22:24 from s0$9 - click to readi don't know, portable linux computer that fits in your pocket ... hmm, just who would want that?

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  • 2013-04-02 23:20
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  • TheHorseMeatUluv2Eat
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I don't want 3x the power of the A-15 I want the best battery life and equal power

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  • 2013-04-02 23:05
  • 39x%

waiting intel's move. I want go back to wundows

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  • 2013-04-02 22:25
  • ubLG

just Wondering why people need this in their smartphones

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  • 2013-04-02 22:24
  • s0$9

> In reply to devilsdad @ 2013-04-02 17:42 from nx65 - click to readWhy you need it?

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  • 2013-04-02 22:08
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> In reply to szymon247 @ 2013-04-02 20:02 from 3ZH5 - click to readMan, it's gonna be MUCH faster than a 5 year old high end desktop.
You're using the 2.0Ghz for your calculation. Try 3.0Ghz!

Also, keep in mind that at 16nm, this will also be FAR less power consuming than current mobile chips, at the same clock, and about as efficient on maximum clock speed (~3.0ghz)

All in all, power per Wat Intel is looking blown away by orders of magnitude and abeyond comparison

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  • 2013-04-02 21:15
  • 0vSJ

this is beater and beater..........

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  • 2013-04-02 20:04
  • Mf5j

Dual core A15 pushes 14,000 MIPS at 2.0 GHz. Theoretical maximum is likely to be 28k for quad core x 3 (the performance advantage of A57 over A15) = 84k MIPS. Of course the final performance is going to be lower, but to put it in a perspective the fastest desktop Phenom 2 from AMD pushes ~80k MIPS and i7 extreme edition (the hex core one) does ~177kMIPS. Sure, X86 is more advanced and mature and whatnow, but judging the speed at which ARM CPUs evolve, they're going to rule the market not as far from now as most people might think. A57 is going to be "faster" than 5 year old high end desktop CPUs!

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  • 2013-04-02 20:02
  • 3ZH5

> In reply to szymon247 @ 2013-04-02 19:50 from 3ZH5 - click to readIntel will have skylake or skymount out when this chip comes avliable

The IGP on intel CPU is very fast compared to current mobile graphics but consume much more power. This will change when broadwell comes out with its rebust IGP

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  • 2013-04-02 20:00
  • 3Jf6

I am pretty sure that this will be used by sammy in either galaxy s5 or note 4 or both of them...

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  • 2013-04-02 19:57
  • utnA

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