Samsung Reportedly Readying Octa-Core Nexus 11 Tablet

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smashingpumpin

Bleh, another push for more cores yet none on RAM. We should have 3-4 GB RAM on phones and tablets by now!!!

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raymondcarver

Here, Here! .... More RAM for real users, already: let us at least pay for the option.

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smashingpumpin

I spoke too soon and red this.

http://gizmodo.com/finally-phone-ram-as-good-as-the-stuff-in-your-compute-485769569

Next up within 2 years: ePCIe spec for External GFX cards, Infinity Blade 2 on Android, Journey on Steam, Flying cars, and Of course, HL3!. Sigh, I think I got carried away on the last one.

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tony2tonez

meh, i rather wait til Google I/O in may and hope to hear something about the Google/Motorola X project (phone/tablet or phablet)

before getting one.

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LatiosXT

Why does a mobile device need 8 cores?

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Cregan89

Why does a desktop need 8 cores?

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limitbreaker

If it's the same cpu that galaxy s4 has then it's a lie. The s4 has two quad core that it switches from and can't use simultaneously, it's like saying my pc has 14 cores Because I can switch between my fx8350 And 1090T.

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Peanut Fox

The chip can use any combination of any of the A15, or A7 cores. It can also run all of the cores at once. I'm willing to bet using all of it's cores isn't very efficient due to poor optimization from Samsung, and software creators.

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limitbreaker

If that's true then it can be potentially very fast, all reviews I've Seen seemed to have said that it switches between the two.

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Peanut Fox

Everything I've seen of it has performance at where you expect a quad core A15 based part to be. To it's merit it is an 8 Core part, far more so than AMDs Bulldozer ever was.

At it's best I don't think it will be a crazy performer. At least not with ARM's first attempt using asynchronous processors. big.LITTLE seems to be more a concession to Cortex A15 being power hungry, and less about delivering extreme performance. Octa seems better suited to tablets than phones.

I expect Qualcomm's S800 to be the part to beat in performance.

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