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Let's recap the current smartphone/tablet SoC landscape. Everything shipping today is built on a 4x-nm process, built either at Global Foundries, Samsung, TSMC or UMC. Next year we'll see a move to 28nm (bringing better performance and power characteristics) but between now and the end of 2012 there will be a myriad of designs available on the market.
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And I thought my Tegra 2 is pretty powerful..... Can't wait to see to have this kind of performance in phones and tablets.
    
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I can has for Nexus Prime?
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i wanted the Exynos, but since it took so long to come to USA, i may as well wait for one of the CPU's on this new list.

Wth is a "krait"? Never heard of it. And Tegra 3... so soon??? wow.
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I can has for Nexus Prime?

Wouldn't the Nexus Prime make a great Windows7 Mango phone..?

(I am ovr android)
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Wouldn't the Nexus Prime make a great Windows7 Mango phone..?

(I am ovr android)
I wouldn't know, I don't really follow windows phones
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I like my Snap Dragon in HD2 runs Android like a boss.
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True, true. 1.2 Dual Core is all i need. But id like to see some benches or it this could run some demanding games.
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Nice. Can't wait to see these in action.
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The Adreno 220 is already the fastest smartphone GPU. The only reason the Sensation isn't destroying everything in sight is because its still using Snapdragon, and the lack of proper out of order execution hurts it badly. In raw GPU benchmarks it doubles the performance of Exynos/Tegra 2.

Its kind of like pairing a Pentium D with a GTX 580 and hoping it will outperform an X4 980 with an HD 6850. But now that they have Krait that Pentium D is looking more like an i7 2600k.
    
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I for one love my sensation but It just needs maybe 20% more power to make it a 100% fluid experience.
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