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Huawei's CEO Yu introduces three new processors including a 64-bit octa-core chip

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Huawei's CEO Yu introduces three new processors including a 64-bit octa-core chip
Chinese manufacturer Huawei has three new processors on the way. According to CEO Richard Yu, there will be one quad-core and a pair of octa-core chips. One of them will be an octa-core chip with 64-bits. The executive outed the silicon on his Weibo page. The 64 bit-processor might be an octa-core, but using the big.LITTLE architecture, it will have just one set of 4 cores active at one time. The chipset will feature a Cortex A-57 and a Cortex A-53. The latter will be used for light housekeeping while the former does the heavy lifting.

Also coming from Huawei is a quad-core chip based on the ARM Cortex A-9 and is produced using the 28nm manufacturing process. Another octa-core processor coming from Huawei is also based on the big.LITTLE architecture with a Cortex A-15 and a Cortex A-7. Only one set of four cores can be active at a time with the former used when doing heavy duty jobs while the latter is employed for small, lightweight tasks. Both of these SoCs include GSM/WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/TD-LTE and FDD-LTE modems.

Last year, MediaTek introduced the first true octa-core chip, the MT6592, which allows all eight A-7 cores to be active at one time.

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source: GSMInsider

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posted on 15 Jan 2014, 21:12 1

1. Birds (Posts: 975; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


A quadcore A9 seems ridiculously powerful but on a 28nm dye thingy it shouldn't be too power hungry. I'm just a bit confused though. Is android optimized for octacore chipsets? If not and if I were google, I wouldn't allow it. I hate the idea of all those cores. It reminds me of those k-Pop groups with all those damn girls in them like Girls Generation....UGH....

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 23:50

4. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


i think there is not any big different between quadcore or dualcore krait, both of them run every apps well, ofcourse with RAM at least 1gb.. The processor is just manufactures strategy to make their product look more powerfull. Not like iphone, they never make the processor to be the power, but the experience

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 00:17

5. faizan-sharif (Posts: 52; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


you r right

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 05:06

10. Birds (Posts: 975; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I meant to say octacore A9 LOL.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 03:53

9. _Bone_ (Posts: 2110; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Android is not optimized for quad and octa-core but apps still (inefficiently) use all of them when allowed.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 15:00

12. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


The A9 is a weak Cpu, that'swhy it struggles and lags to push Touchwiz..

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 22:41

2. Teja171 (unregistered)


Theoritically 64-bit devices are 2x faster.
In reality its only 0.2x faster.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 00:35 2

6. tenho1982 (Posts: 58; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


What a stupid theory and misunderstanding lol. 64 bit CPU means some more data storage (pointers, int values), causing more disk IO, which means slower on that bit. It's only benefit is to manage more RAMS, manupulate larger numbers and do better math calculations due to longer and more registers. You can't say, in general, an application is faster on a 32 bit system or 64 bit system.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 23:12

3. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 694; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Y u make Cortex A9 instead of Cortex A7?

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 00:46

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7756; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Well this was unexpected. MT announcing a 64-bit chip before Qualcomm..

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 07:46 1

11. aditya.k (Posts: 459; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Qualcomm already announced the Snapdragon 410! Yes, its not high end chip though. Just replaces S400.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 02:00

8. livyatan (Posts: 680; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Alan, why are you insisting on the nonsensical claim when you obviously aren't informed about ARM architecture?
big.LITTLE doesn't necessarily mean it is only 4 cores at a time!
If the heterogeneous functionality is implemented in the setup, then it is a full 8 core chip.
And the A50 cores have it by default

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