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Samsung 8-core CPU Will Arrive in 2013

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  1. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

    Samsung 8-core CPU Will Arrive in 2013

    Samsung is reportedly preparing to release an 8-core processor next year, sometime in February. The chip will be displayed at the International Solid State Circuits conference in San Francisco, which runs February 17-21. The currently unnamed chip will be constructed with a 28nm size, and is a combination of both A15 and A7 cores.

    Four A15 cores will run at 1.8GHz, while four A7 cores will be clocked at 1.2GHz. Each set of cores is designed for different uses-the faster cores for power and performance, the slower ones for efficiency and battery savings. Even the lesser A7 quad-core set is claimed to be equal in performance to today’s iPhone4s, and the Galaxy Nexus. The A15 cores are said to have up to 5 times the performance of the average smartphone in use today.


    The architecture is described by ARM as “big.LITTLE”, and runs one set of quad-cores at a time, never all eight simultaneously. It is possible that this chip will debut in a tablet, possibly the follow-up to the Nexus 10.

    Source: Samsung 8-core CPU Will Arrive in 2013 – Welcome to the tabletroms.com development community

    man this is crazy the mobile tech world is moving up faster than i ever imagined!!

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    man 8-cores? thats crazy cool!!!!!!

    interesting to see what phone this lands on.
  3. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    so.. it sort of sounds like ... you can use one or the other quartet.. not all 8 cores at the same time.

    is that correct? i sure hope not... because that is just silly.
  4. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

    Sounds pretty intense, Samsung is always there trying to provide us with better technology :)
  5. robertkoa

    robertkoa Well-Known Member

    Sounds cool -hope the battery lasts more than 27 minutes.

    Actually one of the cool things about Galaxy S 3 is good battery life -so hopefully Samsung will continue in this Trend.
  6. pedroc1999

    pedroc1999 Well-Known Member

    well, so it is like a dual cpu tablet
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  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    How big a heatsink and fan does it need?
  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    That's exactly correct. And for power savings with high performance, makes a lot of sense.
  9. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    to you.. it might makes sense.. with your background.

    I just dont get it.. yet.

    why not have 8 working together for Performance...
    and only 1 of the 8.. at 1/10th power.. for low consumption.
  10. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Because you only split things out so far for parallelism, and that includes loaded tasks against actual ram.

    If you want an active 8-core where everything gets used, you need a lot more ram than today, or apps written to exploit more parallelism. Probably both.

    And unlike cores, sections of ram can't go to sleep, so that's going to be a power draw just for real estate.

    BIGlittle has already been out and proven itself to a certain point, this is its next evolution. It's designed as an either-or deal to go fast or go efficient, on the fly.

    The Tegra 3 quad core does this with a single little core (it's the quad with 5 cpus). Think of this like that, only the BIG gets a big boost going from the A9 to A15 architecture and the little gets a boost from one to quad to ease the transition from a single little core to multiple BIG cores.

    Is this the best way? Is this a good way? Will it come through on promises? Will others just go on the big V-8 kinda engine? How much power in real life? How hot?

    Your guess is as good as mine, I think we'll have to just see them.

    But on paper, does it make sense? Yes, I think so.
  11. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

    Latest news on this check it out


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  12. Fonof

    Fonof Member

    Sounds insane!

    Should be interesting to see some real world performance numbers.
  13. Fonof

    Fonof Member

    Wonder what GPU that chip would use.
  14. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Oh boy, imagine the possibilities if you're eventually able to o/c the A15s but undervolt/clock the A7s... talk about having your cake and eating it! :cool:
  15. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

    Just read the update, man does it sound cool as hell ;)

    I wonder what devices we could see this in, they just say high end devices right now!
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  17. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    hhhmm... has any brand new cpu.. with next tech...
    for the first 6 months.. ever been in a phone/device that is not High-end?

    I dont think they are saying much there!
  18. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

  19. creed10

    creed10 Well-Known Member

    That's pretty tops
  20. 16 core in 2014? My desktop is still 4 core
  21. droidprototype

    droidprototype New Member

    Just came across this article...

    Personally I'm all for 8 core phones and tablets. Samsung must know what it's doing too. I have used Samsung Galaxy Tabs and loved them all...
  22. droidprototype

    droidprototype New Member

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