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  1. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert
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    what does this even mean 2 cores for apps 4 cores for graphics, one for contextual one of langue. could the moto X have this same set up? because the new droid line seems to be having moto X features baked into them as well. could this be the reason the moto X's benchmarks had been so strange with its dual core and processor combination ?

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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Where did u read about the octocore mate? Think its pretty much confirmed now the X will b dual core at 1.7ghz and 1gb memory :thumbup:
  3. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    It's all marketing. There's only 2 cores for processing, 4 for gpu, and 2 others. Just like Samsung's "octacore" processor only had 2 seperate quadcores. Following the logic of this trend, the Tegra 4 chip is 77 cores because it's a 4+1 for processing, and 72 gpu cores.
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  4. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert
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    2gigs lol I only ask about the 8X because the droids are pushing them
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  5. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert
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    But doesn't it mean anything performance wise? possibly what will in look like on benchmarks or even cpu-z. so many questions, maybe i am asking the wrong ones maybe
  6. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    It might or might not. Generally when the term "Xcore" processor is used, that's how many cpu cores the device/computer can simultaneously run. gpu cores were never included in the past, like Motorola is doing now, and on the Samsung "octcore", you can only run 4 simultaneously, which would effectively make it quadcore.
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  7. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert
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    with all hopes maybe it is on the moto X
  8. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Remember google/moto saying they wanted to improve battery life. I think theyll use more cores to achieve that if anything instead of performance
  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    It's just as jhawkkw said here and just as I said in the Moto X thread -

    Existing dual core processors are already carrying six or more cores and they have been since the dual cores came out in 2011.

    X8 is pure marketing applies to a dual core processor.

    A good processor to be sure, but ignore the 8.
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  10. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert
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    Hey i read somewhere that there's a new true octacore now. Any ideas on how out will bench in few months?
  11. Medion

    Medion Android Expert

    Just to piggyback on some of what was already said, all indications are that this X8 is a modified Snapdragon S4 pro.

    Motorola wanted to have their device be always-on. However, doing so would destroy the battery. So, they decided to have two dedicated co-processors that could handle the always-on functions without the heavy battery drain associated with a normal CPU acting in this capacity. This allows the Krait cores to remain in deep sleep while always-on functionality works.

    Moto also decided to go with a dual-core Krait over the more common quad-core version found today. Honestly, the average user won't notice a difference in CPU related tasks. This is essentially the same CPU used in the HTC One (1.7ghz Krait), but two cores instead of four. Mobile tasks RARELY bleed over into the third core at this point.

    So what you have is a dual-core Snapdragon (Krait) and two dedicated coprocessors for a very specific task. And the other four? They're referring to the Adreno 320 as a quad-core GPU. I don't know if the Adreno 320 uses four cores in other variants, but given that benchmarks showed the Moto X as having CPU performance typical of a dual-core, but GPU performance exceeding today's most popular devices, I wouldn't be surprised if this was a custom configuration for Motorola.

    So the X8 is still a dual-core CPU. There is no true octo-core in any mobile device today. Samsung's offerings swap between two quad-cores based on power demands. It can not use all 8 cores at once, and even if it did, a multi-core processor is by definition a set number of identical cores. Big.Little, used in Samsung's setup, uses a quad-core A15 paired with a quad-core A7.
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