New power-optimized 2GHz Cortex-A15 quad-core chip from ARM

ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore
ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore (© ARM Ltd.)

ARM has just unveiled a new ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore quad-core chip, clocked at up to 2.0GHz, built using the TSMC 28-nanometer HPM process. It includes ARM’s NEON and Floating Point Unit technology, EEC for L1 and L2 RAM, as well as the ability to address more than 4GB of RAM.

Even if the new chip brings more processing power, it is very energy efficient as well, offering similar power consumption ratings to existing Cortex-A9 products. As if that was not enough, it also supports virtualization which makes it suitable for a wide variety of applications.

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Samsung Windows 8 tablet to use Intel processor?

A new report claims that the slim Windows 8-based tablet from Samsung will use an Intel processor, and not an ARM

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Currently on the market. The Android based Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Since early reports say that the upcoming Windows 8 powered Samsung device is a slim device, speculations have surfaced saying that the first Windows 8 tablet will use an ARM processor, and not an Intel. But a new report noted by CNET claims that the Samsung manufactured tablet might still be using Intel processors. The Windows 8 powered device is due to be shown at a Microsoft’s Build conference next week

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