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I think Intel's Medfield being right up there with quad core Tegra 3 goes to show that single core performance and IPC is much more important than throwing more cores at the problem. I think the dual core A15s will be much more interesting than these quad core A9s
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post #12 of 48
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In reality why would a person need a quad core? For example in PC the CPU is not there to use the computer but as complete tasks and calculations. I feel like we have fallen victim to pointless smartphone upgrades.

Basically to multitask better which is not really pointless.
post #13 of 48
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All kinds, really. Video decoding, performance on 3D games and emulators, better file management, etc. Not to mention that there are phones that use laptop docks, such as the Atrix/RAZR and PadFone. Ubuntu for Android is just around the corner as well.

Sadly I don't think emulators will take advantage of 4 cores, not even the mature emulators on PC use more than 2 (like dolphin). I was really hoping for 2 A15's rather than these 4 A9's.

Whats pretty funny about the Mali400 in the S3 at around 400mhz is that the Galaxy S2 can simply be overclocked that high without even a voltage bump, I really hope it's enough to push the undoubtably higher resolution screen on the S3.
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Wouldn't this lower the battery life? It really shouldn't last for long unless they throw a huge battery.

Perhaps if you're doing something CPU intensive that is multithreaded, but for everday use it won't. The 4C chip is on a smaller node and has a newer design. It's rated to consume 20% less power than the 45nm 2C design it is replacing. If I recall correctly, the 2C also consumed less power than the 1C it replaced.

My assumption here is that power draw as related to us for marketing represents "average" usage scenarios instead of TDP. If they're giving us TDP ratings, then power draw is even better than I'm relating it to you here.
post #15 of 48
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All kinds, really. Video decoding, performance on 3D games and emulators, better file management, etc. Not to mention that there are phones that use laptop docks, such as the Atrix/RAZR and PadFone. Ubuntu for Android is just around the corner as well.

That's all good and all but the platform itself does not lend towards multitasking. Touch screens that are 4 - 4.5 inches can only hold so much information. The local storage on a phone is limited and usually set to FAT32, which btw has a file size limit and most non-technical users don't know how to format it to NTFS. Using just your thumbs to navigate through your OS also seems counter productive to heavy multitasking.

If they're able to add all this horsepower and also conserve on energy, that's one thing. But why have a phone with all that power if the battery can't even make through the day?

This arms race of cell phone hardware seems to be reaching a point of diminishing returns to me.
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Hopefully this will be able to browse web with facebook app running with G Music on. My Atrix freaks out when I do this.
 
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Tbh, I hope they put more RAM on it. My bionic runs out quite often.
    
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Hopefully this will be able to browse web with facebook app running with G Music on. My Atrix freaks out when I do this.

Is your Atrix stock or Custom ROM? Stock was very slow when i had because it was full of unwanted stuff and worst launcher ever.
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Stock with latest OS updates. I'm planning on taking it back under ATT 1 year warranty deal. Parts of my screen have 0 touch response. I'm hoping for a $99 credit, I want me a Lumia
 
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A X TDP 4 cores cpu will consume the same as a X TDP 2 cores cpu.

4 cores is future-proof

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