Posts tagged with: Cortex A15
  • by | January 9, 2013 11:34 AM

    Huawei's really been stepping-up its game at this year's CES, and between the Ascend D2, Mate, and W1, there's a decent chance that at least one of the company's new offerings has managed to intrigue you. We're already finding ourselves looking beyond even those brand-new smartphones to what the company could have next, after hearing about the company's pending move to A15-based HiSilicon K3V3 SoCs. There's little doubt that A15 is going to be huge this year; we've already seen what it can do for the Nexus 10, and as more chip manufacturers incorporate it into their designs, we'll get to ...

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  • by | November 23, 2012 10:35 AM

    It seems like just yesterday we were starting to see dual-core processors arrive in our smartphones and tablets. Today you'll have a difficult time finding one that only has a single core. Most current phones and tabs have either dual- or quad-cores powering them -- some even have five! Before we jump into what one would do with eight-cores, let's go back to that 5-core oddity for a moment. NVIDIA's Kal-El has what they call a "companion core" that the OS doesn't even know exists. The chipset itself hands off various tasks to the little processor, which only runs at 500MHz to save power. ...

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  • by | August 10, 2012 11:28 AM

    There's no denying that Samsung wrote the book on how to build a speedy processor. Still today, the dual-core Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the fastest smartphones in the world, and don't let me start talking about the Galaxy S III. We've known that Samsung has been working on a new Exynos variant since late last year. Current generation processors are based on the Cortex A9 architecture while the new Exynos Dual 5 will be based on the Cortex A15, so don't let the step back to dual-core worry you. Now, what makes this processor even more special is its support for the new Mali-T604 GPU. ...

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