Whoa. That's a low clock speed.
But it'll be able to be marketed as octacore, which is a plus.
Mali450-MP4, PowerVR SGX544MP2, Adreno 305/306 which one is the best ?
Cyclotol, 03 Dec 2014Mali-450? Really? It is architecturally obsolete and inferior compared to even the Adreno 200.... moreIt will run games much faster than Adreno 305/306 which is what people will care about.
Mali-450? Really? It is architecturally obsolete and inferior compared to even the Adreno 200. Apparently Huawei loves GPUs using legacy fixed function pipelines, the Mali-450 doesn't even support modern shader models nor does it have a unified shader design compared to the old Adreno series, let alone standard GLSL required for OpenGL ES3.0 mandated since Android 4.3. This thing ain't gonna be futureproof, especially when you consider that it doesn't even support OpenGL ES3.0/3.1 and AEP introduced in Lollipop. Yeah have fun with your deprecated Mali Utgard GPUs.
Huawei could have at least gone with the low-end/midrange Mali-T600 series which would have offered much more API support under Android 4.4+. The sole fact that they used an obsolete legacy GPU negates every single aspect of the SoC, whether it's a 64-bit ARMv8 chip running in AArch64 or not.
AnonD-243873, 03 Dec 2014I don't understand why android going more cores quad core with optimized software is enough ev... moreMore cores simply means increased power efficiency and decreased heat production, while future-proofing the device for advancements in software when engineers move more and more tasks to multiple cores.
AnonD-243873, 03 Dec 2014I don't understand why android going more cores quad core with optimized software is enough ev... moreSo that they can milk customers of their money showing them stuff like octacore, 4gb ram etc.
Cos obviously it is easier to fool people into paying more saying 'more cores and more ram' rather than saying 'look we fixed the software to work better with less cores and less ram'