Watch this neat video explaining how ARM's big.LITTLE works in a way everyone can understand

Watch this neat video explaining how ARM's big.LITTLE works in a way everyone can understand
ARM's big.LITTLE setup is what makes the processors on most of the best 2015 smartphones work quickly and efficiently. You have big.LITTLE-based processor on the Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, LG G4, and others.

But what exactly is big.LITTLE and how does it work?

The basic ideas is that it allows users to have big processing cores that do the heavy lifting when your device has to handle a challenging task, while LITTLE cores are used for less intense workloads, and when your phone is not doing much, both cores can go into sleep when they do not consume energy.

Of course, this is barely touching the surface and won't grant you a deep understanding of the platform, but it's a good place to start to understand and get excited about the technology that makes possible the increased performance of modern mobile gadgets. Explained by the folks over at ARM with a human touch, the video below is just that, take a look.


source: ARM

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5 Comments

1. g2a5b0e unregistered

I actually expected that to be informative. Oh, well. I'm sure it will benefit someone.

2. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Benchmarks detected!!! -- big ANYTHING else -- LITTLE.

4. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Hahahahahaha. NO.

3. waddup121 unregistered

I like it. Easy way to understand it haha

5. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

Big guy and little woman...how many cores does they have? :) Now you both - big and little - play for me a HMP scenario.

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