NVIDIA Tegra 2, Samsung Exynos, and Qualcomm Snapdragon the 3rd: the dual-core chipsets and beyond

PhoneArena dives into the multi-core chipset extravaganza that is taking over our smartphones and tablets this year, breaking down the details on NVIDIA Tegra 2, Samsung Exynos, Snapdragon, OMAP4 and ARM vs Intel...
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1. Seylan unregistered

So once we buy the latest smartphone with the best CPU/GPU available, a NEWER CPU thats even better, will be available just a few months later.... I certanley don't want to feel outdated, why don't they gives us ARM A-15 based platforms and duel core intel platforms straight away!?

2. calamazoo unregistered

it actually takes about a year before a new generation reaches actual phones, so you are relatively safe :-) plus there is still not much need for dual-core but full hd video, which you can do with one core too, like the Samsung Infuse for att. It will be the second half of 2011, and mainly the holidays when dual-core will be all the rage...

3. Hello-dirt

Posts: 102; Member since: May 02, 2010

I like the info in this article, very informative and virtually free of bias. Thanks. What I am still waiting for is a phone that harnesses a chip similar to the 3 core (i forgot the brand) version that operates an efficient single core for typical phone use but kicks the other high power dual-cores when it plugs into a laptop-like base, thus becoming the touchpad for the laptop.The laptop-like base can be the place for all the connections, storage (SSD or HDD), and extra battery to allow for all day operation. In the end, one will have a light-er phone with a lightweight 12-14" laptop base that is easy to carry. Why have a powerful phone, a powerful tablet, and a powerful laptop? combine the 1st and 3rd and get rid of those silly tablets!

4. TheEclectic

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Is the extra RAM the reason the Atrix outperformed the Bionic in that generic benchmark? It should would be nice if they gave the Bionic 1GB of RAM instead of the 500mb reported.

5. RVM unregistered

no word about ST-Ericsson U8500 :x

6. Hybr1dz

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 24, 2010

A little miffed that the Atrix has twice the memory of the Bionic, and the benchmark seems to reflect this as both phones are nearly identical in all other hardware specs. I like Atrix's form factor much better than the Bionic too but it's still not enough for me to switch from VZW to ATT. Also didn't know the iPhone 3GS produced higher frame rates compared to the iPhone 4. Is this because the iPhone 4's native resolution it was tested on is higher than the 3GS?

7. TtheDude unregistered

Gotta appreciate the new chipsets hitting the market.....but it's kinda funny that Moto is putting dual core into a Froyo device. The benefits of dual core chip sets will not be realized with Android until 2.5 Icecream. Considering the Bionic is launching with Froyo and will only be upgradable to Gingerbread it's nice to see a manufacturer wasting the $$$ on a marketing ploy. I would at least wait until Gingerbread hits and then hope you get the OTA (over the Air) upgrade sooner rather than later.

8. cheetah2k

Posts: 2319; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Just as the PC race and the multi core CPU race evolved between AMD and Intel, another race has started in the handheld arena. This year is going to be simply brilliant as we get closer to having desktop power in the palm of our hands. With this in mind, I reckon holding out till 2H of 2011 before jumping onto the dual core bandwagon to make sure you get the best bang for your buck indeed!

9. paxttel unregistered

great article thanks :) @RVM +1 :(

10. steven999 unregistered

For the person saying he dose not want to feel outdated, you just have Status Anxiety.(look it up if you don't know what it means). You can get professional help for it.

11. Teko unregistered

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