Intel announces "Quark" processors to power wearable devices
0. phoneArena 10 Sep 2013, 20:47 posted on
Intel fell behind in the mobile race which has been dominated by ARM processors so far, but the company has slowly been pushing its way back in. The company definitely doesn't want the same thing to happen with the upcoming wave of wearable devices; so, today the company unveiled its new line of "Quark" processors, which it plans to be in smartwatches and other wearables...
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1. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Every day intel and AMD get closer to killing arm.
5. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Intel is inching closer, and AMD is getting hurt. AMD doesn't exactly offer the most energy efficient processors. They're working on it, but mobile Haswells are threatening Kabini/Temash in efficiency...
For their sake and ours, I hope their APU strategy succeeds -- and that they can also make some strides in improving energy efficiency too...
6. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Their newer APUs are good replacements for low end graphics card. Their Best APU right now the 6800k is between a GT 630 and a GT 640 or the equal of an $70-80 graphics card in short.
AMD will gain ground from people who want cheap gaming windows 8 tablets after they fix their power consumption.
Still 8670D is no where close to a high end graphics card even more like 5 years ago. Doubt it can handle next gen games above low..
7. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Their rumored upcoming Kaveri will have a graphics core next iGPU, so it'll be the strongest yet for an APU -- the problem is that with unified memory, RAM has to be soldered on and is thus unreplaceable. It also means that to not hamstring the iGPU, it needs higher bandwidth ram which costs a lot more (both higher clocked DDR3 and GDDR5) with penalties in latency that could limit CPU performance.
If they use expensive RAM it could offset any pricing advantage they have.
For their Temash successors, that kind of bandwidth RAM isn't needed yet, and so I think it will offer the best quality graphics yet, for tablets/tops anyway...
9. livyatan (Posts: 842; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
"ARM IS GOING TO CANNIBALIZE X86, and we plan to be the leader in ARM"
Andrew Feldman, vice president of AMD server business unit.
You ignorant idiot!!
2. Captain_Doug (Posts: 868; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
This really would be great for smart watches. Hadn't thought about that.
4. goojman (Posts: 56; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
I'd love to see where technology will be in 5 or even 10 yrs from now.. Such exciting times were in!!