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Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Hardware News |

Samsung prepares 8-core chip based on the ARM architecture big.LITTLE

Samsung prepares 8-core chip based on the ARM architecture big.LITTLE

Some time ago, introduced its architecture big.LITTLE, a processing model that seeks efficiency and brute force while. Intel already expressed interest in the concept , and following the same scheme, is preparing to unveil its new soc The first Korean brand with 8 processing cores.

This chip will debut at the event Solid State Circuits Conference in February, but some details have already surfaced. Mainly, there are two quad-core chips set side by side: one runs at 1.8 GHz with 2 MB L2 cache, which points to the most demanding applications in terms of processing cycles, while the second has a clock speed of 1.2 GHz and is aimed at efficiency first.

Samsung is one of the companies working in this type of processors, with the same ARM, Qualcomm, and NVIDIA-up is expected on the market in the coming year. For now, the Solid State Circuits Conference seems the right time to expect more profound and relevant details of this new move by Samsung in the world of SoC.

Beyond what may sound impressive on paper having a team with so much power inside, we must not ignore the words of Qualcomm, those who say that the increase of cores in a mobile may not be as relevant to the end user .

Link: ISSCC: Samsung big.little, but not Intel, Nvidia CPUs (EE Times)

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