Futurology: Intel plans a CPU with 48 cores for tablets and smartphones
Today announced its new microprocessor ARM Cortex-A57 , which allows the construction of ARM SoCs with from one to 16 or more cores (up to 128 cores), but ARM is not the only that believes in massive multi-core, because intel reveals be working on the construction of a future 48-core microprocessor.
This future multi-core microprocessor Intel will focus on tablets and smartphones, and Intel plans to launch it within five to ten years, but does not sound too one CPU with 48 cores for a Tablet or a Smartphone? Intel believes that progress in the programming (software) will allow future multi-core microprocessor running at relatively low frequencies, possesses superior performance and lower fuel consumption than current multi-GHz microprocessor.
This microprocessor cover future demand for portable devices equipped with two or three cameras with resolutions 4K stereoscopic 3D mode, providing enough muscle to cover a very smooth all computing needs and autonomy, in an era where smartphones and tablets , remplacen to PC as main computer equipment.
Intel explains that divide work among multiple cores provides a better user experience in the increasingly demanding multimedia contents, eg multiple cores could decode multiple video frames while providing smoother playback, while using less energy.
A monstrous product like this does not sound like something so outlandish, it is worth remembering that Intel already has a microprocessor with 60 cores in its still unreleased Xeon Phi , which is expected in December this year, and it is assumed that with evolution of manufacturing processes combined with more efficient architectures, you could get a 48-core chip with a very small size that meets Intel’s promises.
Link: Intel working on 48-core chip for smartphones, tablets (ComputerWorld)Tags: 48, 48 cores, cores, CPU, Futurology, intel, microprocessor, nuclei, processor, Prototype, SmartPhone, Tablet