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re: MediaTek reportedly has eight-core apps processor
kjdsfkjdshfkdshfvc   11/28/2012 10:58:40 AM
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"Though I don't know what to do with 8 cores!" its seems simple enough :) given this is eetimes, get your soldering iron out and make a new 8 core http://trimslice.com/web/ type device PCB for 2013 and sell it as a real and viable low power desktop unit as http://blogs.arm.com/smart-connected-devices/858-galaxy-note-ii-great-innovation-and-the-marmite-of-smartphones/ makes reference to "this Gigaom article and video on using the Galaxy Note II as a desktop computer" there as one use for this/other 8core cortex SOC in 2013

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re: MediaTek reportedly has eight-core apps processor
sranje   11/28/2012 6:59:34 AM
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Or is it four compute cores and four graphics cores? Peter has likely fell for Taiwanese trade media core counting...

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re: MediaTek reportedly has eight-core apps processor
sprite0022   11/28/2012 12:39:08 AM
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just like americans are wasting automobile engine power, the chinese love to waste some cpu power as well. quad core is selling fairly well nowadays, 8-core is a good direction for follow up.

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TanjB   11/27/2012 10:23:16 PM
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The theory actually works the other way. Power scales as square of freq, so if you double the cores you can in theory half the frequency and end up with half the (total) power. Now, all you need to do is to figure out how to write the software. But with each core just a few sq mm of Si, why not just make them and see if anyone can solve how to use them? And when nothing is running that needs them, just shut down the idle cores.

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Kresearch   11/27/2012 9:46:17 PM
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I bet it would be 4 ARM A15 and 4 Mali graphic cores. All from ARM. Ha! Ha!

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Oscar Law   11/27/2012 5:30:01 PM
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Quad processor can handle most of computation already, the next challenge should be targeted for GPU capability as well as the memory bandwidth.

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jantangring   11/27/2012 4:42:59 PM
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The best guess on what this is, is a 4 x A7 + 4 x A15 Big Little processor, right?

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re: MediaTek reportedly has eight-core apps processor
GREAT-Terry   11/27/2012 3:37:35 PM
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Is there any diminishing return on performance vs. power when we continuously add more core to the processor? Frankly, I don't know if a quad-core is really twice better work than a dual-core so I just this may be a bit crazy to consume even more and more power to get a little gain on (computation) performance. I wonder if this is just a gimmick than a real performance improvement. However, with the poor battery life of the new smart phone, I prefer to have some more breakthrough on burning less power!

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eewiz   11/27/2012 1:23:30 PM
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Wow! I like competition :). Though I don't know what to do with 8 cores!

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