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Could this company be replacing AMD in the fight against Intel?
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They would still be perfect for ultra-efficient APUs. Think about a fairly powerful ARM processors with 64 of these cores. The ARM chip takes care of just the OS while the GPU and accelerator cores take care of anything intensive. All of that while being as fast as a 2600K/3770K and consuming just a couple of watts.
Maybe I'm dreaming but that would be awesome.

Not all FLOPS are created equal... x86 ISA and ARM ISA are very different. Once you start adding features to the ARM ISA that x86 already has, then power consumption will increase exponentially.

64 ARM cores wouldn't just be "a couple of watts" either.

A 64-core processor would be terrible to code for as well. Its better to have fast multi-core processors rather than many-core, especially for desktops.
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i want one in my phone...
 
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These chips sound little different from a purpose built GPGPU and the article implies as much.

Keep in mind that GPUs have several hundred or even thousands of ALUs in simplistic processing elements, and if they were clocked less aggressively, and/or had excess functionality (like the graphics specific hardware, or support for double precision) striped from them, would match the GFLOPs per watt as well.
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Another thing that might be really cool.... in a few years.
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What is wrong with you all? This isn't a good CPU, it's a good GPU and good for things that CUDA would be good for, but it's not a good CPU.
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-Edit_

NVM, Saw this and I'm thinking I can kinda see what the deal is, I think.
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Not all FLOPS are created equal... x86 ISA and ARM ISA are very different. Once you start adding features to the ARM ISA that x86 already has, then power consumption will increase exponentially.

64 ARM cores wouldn't just be "a couple of watts" either.

A 64-core processor would be terrible to code for as well. Its better to have fast multi-core processors rather than many-core, especially for desktops.

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Not all FLOPS are created equal... x86 ISA and ARM ISA are very different. Once you start adding features to the ARM ISA that x86 already has, then power consumption will increase exponentially.
64 ARM cores wouldn't just be "a couple of watts" either.
A 64-core processor would be terrible to code for as well. Its better to have fast multi-core processors rather than many-core, especially for desktops.

I'm talking about using, say two Cortex A15 cores as a controller for the 64 cores, not 64 ARM cores. Anyway, I don't know much about architectures other than x86-64 so I won't argue with you since I'd simply look like an idiot... That was simply a crazy fantasy of mine! rolleyes.gif
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a while back wasnt there something about there being a 100 core chip and the same company is working on a 1000 core chip that they were expecting by like 2014? anyway, i would rather see companies go with faster architecture than more cores.
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anyway, i would rather see companies go with faster architecture than more cores.

These chips will be co-processors to accelerate highly parallel tasks.

More cores is faster in such scenarios.
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