ST-Ericsson new quad-core NovaThor SoC uses 50% less power than the competition
0. phoneArena posted on 10 Jan 2013, 18:21
There are a lot of processor options for manufacturers to choose from when building mobile hardware. The competition between Qualcomm, NVIDIA, and Samsung has been so fierce that Texas Instruments actually dropped out of the race. But, ST-Ericsson wants to boost its market share with a new version of its NovaThor SoC, which supposedly uses 50% less power than the competition...
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1. ajac09 posted on 10 Jan 2013, 18:26 1 0
processors are so cheap dont see the point of this. Unless its like 5-15 bucks
3. MichaelHeller posted on 10 Jan 2013, 18:39 4 0
The power consumption and integrated LTE could be key factors for a manufacturer looking for a mid-high range SoC, but doesn't want to use an older chip.
4. chasetorres125 posted on 10 Jan 2013, 19:18 3 0
Both quadcore At 2.5 ghz A9 it can at least cope up with 1.5 ghz A15 believe me,so many choices good news for us consumers,competion r great:-D
10. Nathan_ingx posted on 10 Jan 2013, 23:59 1 0
Somewhat late in the game but this should do ok for tablets and awesome for phones with that power.
Less power consumption is an always welcome thing.
6. MichaelHeller posted on 10 Jan 2013, 20:10 2 0
My hesitation with it is that it can only push up to 1920×1200, which will be fine for smartphones, but it may not be enough the way tablet displays are going.
7. g2a5b0e posted on 10 Jan 2013, 20:41 1 1
I was thinking the same. With tablets on the market already at 2560x1600, this processor hops out the gate with a handicap.
8. Obie-Wan posted on 10 Jan 2013, 21:01 0 0
However i still believe this chip will have it's own market, mid - end tablet usually offer resolution like the N7. And on emerging country, they offer a loooooot of those mid-end tablet...
It's a fresh offering for mid-high phones n tablets :)
9. MorePhonesThanNeeded posted on 10 Jan 2013, 22:01 3 0
But it should be fine in the 7" Tablet market considering those things run well below that resolution and no one is really making a stink about those visuals. I see this would work out well in 7" and possibly make a killing if the battery life is as good as they are going on about. Nexus 7 redux with this chip and a 1080p display would go hand in hand with looks and performance yes? LTE enabled would be icing on the cake.
12. smallworld posted on 11 Jan 2013, 03:19 0 0
True, but NovaThor chipsets are primarily aimed at smartphones.
11. RamyRamz69 posted on 11 Jan 2013, 00:48 1 0
Hopefully Mid-Range Sony phones will use it and take advantage of LTE.