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ARM chips running at 3GHz on the cards for next year ^ | 11 July 2013, 09:45 | Mark Tyson

Posted on 07/13/2013 10:15:37 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

ARM SoCs are set to be speed cranked next year as both TSMC and GlobalFoundries have revealed they plan to release chips running at 3GHz sometime in 2014. reports that the current fastest ARM chips are clocked at about 2.3GHz, and most are around 1.6GHz, so the new chips should provide quite a bit more oomph.

Both TSMC and GlobalFoundries will be moving their chip making process to 20nm, down from the current smallest scale they can work on which is 28nm. As well as allowing the manufacturers to make faster chips without extra cooling considerations, the process shrink also has the ability to bring with it a reduction in power consumption.

Intel are snapping at ARM's heels, aiming to take a big bite out of the mobile and tablet processor cake. Currently it is just a bit part player in this market but has been talking up the efficiency, bang-per-watt, of its scalable Silvermont cores which it intends to have available in devices in time for Xmas, in smart-connected devices packing the BayTrail Atom chips. These new Intel chips will be built on the 22nm Fin FET process with 3D transistors and it sounds like they will be available several months before ARM's improved efforts from manufacturers TSMC and GlobalFoundries. We saw some leaked early Android AnTuTu benchmark results only last week, which showed a BayTrail T processor in a very good light.

We will have to wait and see what dent on ARM's market share the Intel Silvermont chips can make and also what real world advantages they might bring compared to competitor chips. ARM and its partners aren't standing still of course and we will see other improvements alongside this process shrink by TSMC and GlobalFoundries next year.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: arm; globalfoundries; hitech; silvermont; tsmc

1 posted on 07/13/2013 10:15:37 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce

Just a little update.

2 posted on 07/13/2013 10:16:21 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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Related article:

Intel 'Silvermont' chip demo makes old Atom look lame


Want to buy a Windows 8 or Android tablet with Intel inside?

Wait for Slivermont.

3 posted on 07/13/2013 10:22:52 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
3 GHz. Wow! That's a lot of work done in just a second.

This is indeed the age of miracles, just as foretold.

4 posted on 07/13/2013 11:06:45 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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Intel video lengthy:

45 minutes but VERY interesting ....some demos and ....and last some words on what they are doing with a communication chip...for LTE and other comm protocols.

5 posted on 07/13/2013 11:15:55 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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As mentioned in the video....more detail..from engadget:

Intel's first LTE chip announced for Bay Trail-powered tablets capable of global roaming


By Richard Lai posted Jun 4th, 2013 at 2:10 AM

At last, Intel finally has its very own LTE modem chip! Intel's Computex 2013 press conference is going on right now, and a company press release states we'll see a 4G LTE multimode solution paired with its 22nm quad-core Atom SoC for tablets. The XMM 7160 will bring Bay Trail tablets (demonstrated on stage running graphically intense games and streaming 4K video over the integrated LTE) with global roaming capability "towards the end of the back to school season." While it's not clear when consumers can get their hands on this technology, hopefully we'll see something pop up on our end before the end of the year. The talk is still ongoing and we should have more details shortly, check out the press release after the break for now.

Richard Lawler contributed to this report.

6 posted on 07/13/2013 11:25:13 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Nice! For my Virtual Pipe Organ software speed is your friend along with copious amounts of RAM.

That is of course only if you shut off MS Updates as for some reason MS Updates never make a PC run faster but incrementally degrade the performance so that the NEW operating system will look attractive.

XP used to work fine then way too slow. My Win 7 PC was stellar until MS Updates bloated it. How long before Win 8 slows to a crawl? Most likely just in time for the next OS.

7 posted on 07/13/2013 12:00:36 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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No matter how fast the CPU, Windows always gets corrupted by 18 months and the machine is nearly unusable. To make it even worse, my company just bought Mozy for all employees, and the machine is just about unusable for 30 minutes each day during the incremental backups.

Faster processors with Windows just won’t overcome the horrible shortcomings of Windows.

8 posted on 07/13/2013 3:15:12 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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