It will compete with Intel Core i7 Haswell in terms of performance.
Expect 11.6" or 12.1", and 15.6" tablets from Samsung in 2013 to replace laptops !
Samsung to Unveil Ultimate Chip for Smartphones and Tablets at ISSCC 2013[11/20/2012 11:26 PM]
At the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in mid-February, 2013, Samsung Electronics plans to details its ultimate chip for mobile applications, such as smartphones, tablets or hybrid notebooks. The chip will employ Big.Little concept from ARM and will employ ARM Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 cores.
Samsung’s new multi-core quad-core heterogeneous chip will be made using 28nm HKMG process technology and will be aimed at high-performance and energy-efficient mobile applications. The official details about the new chip, which will likely carry Exynos brand, will be revealed at ISSCC 2013. What remains to be seen is whether the new system-on-chip will have four cores in total (or two clusters with two Cortex-A15 cores per one cluster and two Cortex-A7 cores per another cluster), or eight cores (or two clusters with four Cortex-A15 cores per one cluster and four Cortex-A7 core per another cluster).
One of today’s technology most significant challenges is how to create a system-on-chip (SoC) that meets the conflicting consumer demand for devices with both higher-performance and extended battery life. ARM’s Big.Little processing approach achieves this by pairing the best of the high-performance ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore and ultra-efficient ARM Cortex-A7 processors. Big.Little processing combines two different, but compatible processors within the same SoC and allows the power management software to seamlessly select the right processor, or multiple processors, for the right task. The efficient and seamless switching of workloads between the two processors is supported by advanced ARM system IP, such as AMBA 4 ACE coherency extensions, which ensures full cache, I/O and processor-to-processor coherency between the Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7, and across the complete system. Software and applications can therefore continue to run unhindered, and unnoticed by the user, as the tasks are rebalanced to provide the optimum Big.Little user experience.
Samsung’s multi-core chips will compete against such products as Nvidia Tegra 4 “Wayne” as well as Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 with ARM Cortex-A15 cores. Neither of the chips is set to be discussed at the ISSCC 2013.
Enter your username and e-mail address. Password will be sent to you.
8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games
10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches
1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform
1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel
10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption
10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle
9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12
3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets
2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month