8-core processors are gaining popularity in the mobile market

Developers of single-chip systems for mobile computers NVIDIA, BroadCom and Marvell Technology will probably begin to create 8-core processors for smartphones. Qualcomm has already announced its intention to release samples of 64-bit 8-core chips Snapdragon 615 in the third quarter of 2014.

Bulbed sales of 8-core chips of MediaTek and Samsung work to update their solutions prompted Qualcomm and other SOC manufacturers to speed up the development of their similar models. In addition, Chinese companies inexpensive 8-core smartphones have become a decisive factor for expanding the scope of such solutions outside the high-performance segment to the field of the mass consumer market devices. This, in turn, created additional pressure on suppliers who did not have 8-core processors in their assortment.

On MWC 2014, Samsung announced the release of a special version of its flagship Galaxy S5 based on the new 8 -core processor Exynos 5 Octa 5422, presented at the exhibition. It also appeared that the 8-core processors will form the basis of Google Nexus 6, Huawei Ascent D3, flagship from HTC, Xiaomi and BlackBerry.

It is also reported that the Chinese company ZTE is preparing its own eight -core processor. Korean LG also works in the same direction, developing a high -performance ODIN chip for its functional TVs. And Taiwanese MediaTek announced the single-chip system MT6595, uniting the cortex-A17 and Cortex-A7 nuclei.

8-core processors are currently represented by solutions based on ARM architecture from the protozoa-A5 to advanced Cortex-A17, while some chips can activate the entire affordable number of nuclei, while others use the Big configuration.Little, involving at the same time only half of the computing blocks. In the table segment, stagnation and the absence of an urgent need to increase processor performance are observed.


  • Digitimes.com

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