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ARM Cortex A15: a deeper look

0. phoneArena 09 Nov 2012, 02:36 posted on

The ARM Cortex A15 is the next generation processor that will end up on a huge number of devices in 2013…

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 03:00 7

1. Captain_Doug (Posts: 761; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Cool cool cool.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 06:39 5

8. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1087; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


The Note 3 with an overclocked a-15 quad would get me really really high :)

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 20:03 1

25. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


THIS IS THE LONGEST ARTICLE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:01 7

10. MeoCao (unregistered)


It's very interesting how A15 compare to customized A9 from Qualcomm and Apple. It looks like existing benchmarks are not capable of measuring A15 performance.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 03:25 6

2. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Awesome article. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. I am very positive about the big.LITTLE chips. I already use equivalent example in my laptop.
It is the AMD switchable graphics tech. When I am not playing games / using graphics intensive apps the onboard intel sandy bridge handles the graphics duty, providing excellent battery life. Whereas the AMD chip takes duty whenever needed, providing excellent performance. Sounds simple, but works like magic.
My friend's laptop without this capability keeps using the dedicated graphics all the time heating up and consuming power. Mine keeps it cool :)

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 08:07 3

12. Captain_Doug (Posts: 761; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I wanna point out that the Omap 5430/32 will use the big.LITTLE setup in a way. It'll use 2A15 cores and 2CortexM4 cores which is like an A8. Also, I know A15 is just arriving but now I'm super excited for the 2A57 + 2A53 setup. Probably won't arrive for another 2 years but I'm excited nonetheless. There's just such a huge jump up from the previous big.LITTLE setup. Phone tech is so cool. It is advancing so much faster than pretty much all other fields.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:59 1

16. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Nice to know that, bro!

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 08:49 1

26. VADroidTS555 (Posts: 9; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


AMD Switchable graphics work awesome.

Intel HD 3000 handle little graphics and when required AMD comes in role.

AMD work like Turbocharger here to boost up the performance.
Have you noticed that, even if AMD is in role, still Intel keeps working. For evidence see CPU meter while switching windows.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 03:29

3. baghelvijay01 (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)


A very first time I am seeing some technical article in comparison to consumer oriented ones

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 03:35 3

4. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


I would love to see a 1080p 5 incher with tegra 4 Wayne device coming in Q1 2013
I am having SPM examinations now and my uncle promise me rm1K for every A I have .
Results coming in March , hopefully I get 7A and use about 2K for a new gadget

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 15:09 1

18. darkskoliro (Posts: 990; Member since: 07 May 2012)


tegra 4 wont come out till at least Q2.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 05:24 3

5. shuaibhere (Posts: 1593; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Exynos 5!!!!
Sammy leading all the way!!!!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 05:49 5

6. Shubham412302 (Posts: 298; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


hope intel brings quadcore with hyperthreading

it will slap arm cortex a15

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 06:15 3

7. Bozzor (Posts: 130; Member since: 02 May 2012)


My hope is for a Cortex A15 quadcore Nexus with 5 inch IGZO 1080p 5 inch screen, that's bright in sunlight, 3 GB RAM, min 2500mAh battery, 32GB + micro sd LTE and a really loud speaker. Oh...and all that for less than $400... :-D

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 06:58

9. MeoCao (unregistered)


This sounds ridiculous now but who knows? Could we think Nexus 4 was possible at this time last year?

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 18:02

22. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Good observation. In fact, I'm thinking that an upgraded version of the Nexus 4 (maybe the Nexus 5, judging by the 5" screen size, haha!) would carry the specs Bozzor mentioned. The main problem is that the Nexus line, by requirement, cannot have sd card slots. Google doesn't allow them in the Nexus line, which ticks me off royally.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:03

11. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


maybe the performance between the A15 & A9 right now is not that big but A15 is still a dual core after all. quad core A15 will be a real monster for mobile devices

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 08:46 1

14. cretinick (Posts: 147; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)


The information I had previously was that the Krait had been developed from the licensing of the Cortex-A15. Not the A9.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:08 1

15. Daniel.95 (Posts: 89; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Intel will destroy these with a 48-core phone or tablet CPU soon

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:29 1

17. flyboy21 (Posts: 13; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


so now is the question buying the note two or waiting for the galaxy s4 with that processor

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 19:06 1

24. Twisted247 (Posts: 243; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Buy Both!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 15:54 1

19. mail2ankit82 (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


"Qualcomm and now Apple are customizing the existing A9 design to build their own processing cores like the Krait processor in the Snapdragon S4 and the Apple Swift core in the A6 chip on the iPhone 5. While based on A9, these customized solutions are much more agile and virtually obliterate the A9. "

This wrong info. Qualcomm Kraits not based on A9 or customized A9. They are on their own, they are comparable or better in performance than A9 and they have their own design which is not a customized A9.

Get the facts right.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 16:56

20. VebbX (Posts: 41; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


According to Asus' site the Padfone 2 has a Cortext 15 prosessor, don't know if it's right:http://www.asus.com/Mobile/PadFone2/#specifications

Edited: Spelling error

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 17:17

21. VebbX (Posts: 41; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


Why isn't Snapdragon S4 mentioned?

http://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon/processors/s4

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 18:05

23. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i still dontt get all of these... in a paragraph please explain, is ARM making something that will work on x86 apps? or these cortex A15 is just for phones?

which will be better? intel's or ARM?

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