Thursday, 17 January 2013

[Gizmo -] Qualcomm CEO Calls Samsung’s Eight-Core Exynos 5 Octa a Publicity Stunt

Gizmo - has posted a new item, 'Qualcomm CEO Calls Samsungs
Eight-Core Exynos 5 Octa a Publicity Stunt'

Is it fair to call Samsungs Exynos 5 Octa an eight-core processor? After all,
it doesnt operate all eight cores simultaneously, choosing from either a bank of
four A15 or four A7 cores, and its not like we commonly call the Tegra 3 with
its extra power-saving core a five-core chip, right? Qualcomm CEO Dr. Paul
Jacobs doesnt seem too pleased with how Samsung is trying to position this chip,
and had a few choice words about the Exynos 5 Octa while speaking to reporters
in Beijing.
Mind you, this is all coming from a Chinese translation, so while these may not
be the exact words Dr. Jacobs used, his message is clear enough. Jacobs called
Samsungs announcement of its eight-core SoC a publicity stunt, and rather than
being a practical design taking full advantage of all eight cores, he paints the
picture of it being a stop-gap measure to compensate for high-performance cores
not optimized for mobile power concerns.
Jacobs warns that placing such emphasis on core count can be misleading to the
public. From his point of view, Qualcomm is doing things right with its
Krait-based designs, addressing power concerns with load-balancing and efficient
designs, rather than throwing more silicon at the problem.
Source: CNMO, Sina (Google Translate)
Via: The Droid Guy

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