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post #11 of 18
I can't wait. biggrin.gif If only Sprint would have a faster data service in Indy I would get the Evo 4g LTE but I sadly it does not. At&t I am coming back. redface.gif
post #12 of 18
I wonder if the LTE chip is different than the one used in current phones. I am guessing because of the surprisingly good battery life and speeds.
Edited by rancor - 5/1/12 at 9:00pm
post #13 of 18
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what?? No way! I never knew that! Does that also mean the tablets with Tegra 3 are also slower as well?

The tegra 3 uses an A9 core. The S4 uses a core designed to compete with A15 (which has about 2x the integer performance per clock of the A9).

Yes.

Another thing to consider, the GPU is downclocked for phones to save battery life. A faster CPU (probably 200 - 300MHz) and a ~200MHz faster GPU clock should be possible (though they may keep these low to encourage upgrading and to increase battery life).
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Note still pwns.

Negative, doesnt even compete until it gets ICS
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The tegra 3 uses an A9 core. The S4 uses a core designed to compete with A15 (which has about 2x the integer performance per clock of the A9).
Yes.
Another thing to consider, the GPU is downclocked for phones to save battery life. A faster CPU (probably 200 - 300MHz) and a ~200MHz faster GPU clock should be possible (though they may keep these low to encourage upgrading and to increase battery life).

Well since the tegra 3 is a quad core, would you say that it can multitask better?
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Ragtag,

I dont think anyone is honestly saying the tegra 3 is weak, its a very strong and capable processor. However, i think the importance here lies with the fact the krait has 2 much speedier and power efficient cores, which is whats important in the mobile area. These arent desktops, and id be surprised if anything more then synthetic benchmarks and the few tegra 3 made games(which are admittedly pretty cool) takes advantage of 4 cores. Most apps probably cant even utilize 2 cores. So, i think qualcomm got it right here. Speedier and more power efficient dual cores are much better than quad cores in the mobile space for the forseeable future.
    
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Tegra 3 has the unfortunate problem of being one of the last A9 architecture processors, released between the dual-core explosion brought by Tegra 2 and the eventual takeover of A15 chips starting from Krait S4 then the Exynos 5x50 series. I'd say Tegra 3 is a Gen 2.5 chip, while Krait is Gen 3 of mobile CPUs. The timing of release was too near that comparisons between T3 and S4 are inevitable.
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Ragtag,
I dont think anyone is honestly saying the tegra 3 is weak, its a very strong and capable processor. However, i think the importance here lies with the fact the krait has 2 much speedier and power efficient cores, which is whats important in the mobile area. These arent desktops, and id be surprised if anything more then synthetic benchmarks and the few tegra 3 made games(which are admittedly pretty cool) takes advantage of 4 cores. Most apps probably cant even utilize 2 cores. So, i think qualcomm got it right here. Speedier and more power efficient dual cores are much better than quad cores in the mobile space for the forseeable future.

Good point lol.

Hopefully the next Tegra chip is better!
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