Quad-Core Processors Are Coming, But Are You Ready To Say Goodbye To Your Laptop. [POWER]

Posted: September 26, 2011 in News
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NVIDIA has announced a new chip set coming to phones next spring/summer that is a double grouping of chips. First it is going to have a single 1.5 GHz core that will help manage battery usage by running the background applications and managing the syncing of data. The next group is the really exciting part.  It is a 1.5 GHz quad core processor that will give most laptops a run for there money.  This means high tech graphics processing the ability to crunch massive amounts of data, and the ability to completely replace a normal users laptop. We are talking gaming and everything. I can just imagine these phones synced up to a TV or a computer monitor or even used on one of those nifty Atrix Laptop docs, only this time with enough power to run a full Linux OS, Chrome OS, or even Windows 8 maybe…

Are You Waiting for Quad-Core?

by Quentyn Kennemer on September 23rd, 2011 at 10:10 am


Phones surely have come a long way. We’ve gone from 528MHz processors to 1GHz processors, from single-core to dual-core, and we will soon go from dual-core to quad-core (in tablets, at least). Dual-core devices are still relatively new and we’re already about to see quad-core. Is dual-core enough for your or are you always striving to get as much power as you can get?

Earlier this week, NVIDIA released whitepapers detailing their Kal-El chipset (which is essentially the successor to the dual-core Tegra 2 chipset). Alongside four powerhouse cores, they’ll be bringing a companion core to handle background tasks such as syncing email and playing music in order to preserve battery life. The GPU on that chipset is said to have 12 different cores. With it, “Extreme HD” graphics will be possible.

It wasn’t too long ago I asked if we even needed phones and devices as fast as they were getting. I said I was very satisfied with the 1GHz single-core device I had. Then I upgraded to two different dual-core devices and I almost slapped myself for thinking there was no reason for these extremely powerful chipsets.

Now, I’m waiting to see how big of a jump we’ll take from dual-core to quad-core. We’re supposed to be seeing first chipsets inside tablets later this year or early next year. Are you willing to wait that long?

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