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Thread: Marvell readying quad-core ARMs

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    Cool Marvell readying quad-core ARMs

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    Chipmaker Marvell claims it has developed the industry's first quad-core ARM processor. The unnamed CPU apparently uses the same architecture as the company's recently announced Armada 600 and it can be clocked at more than 1GHz.

    The outfit plans to market the new processor as a consumer and gaming solution, but it's still a bit vague and it hasn't revealed much in terms of projected performance, pricing or availability dates for that matter.

    Quad core in a $200 smartbook anyone?
    Just... are there any applications for smartbooks that can take advantage of 4 cores? I seriously doubt that.
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    that would be very interesting!!

    can the arm cpu's be used in other things? i.e. robotics?

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    or a really fast SSD controller? Maybe on a nice router so it can handle tons of connections...
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    Remember that we're Xtreme Systems, not Mainstream Systems. Quad cores launching? Why are there no cries for octal core ARM chips yet?!

    Seriously though, yes, it would be pretty kickin' for a robot controller. If power is good, maybe start slipping them in PDAs and smart phones?
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    so now we can play back 4+ 1080P streams on netbooks with 720P displays?

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    Quad core ARM processors could make some awesome low-power routers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necetra View Post
    Quad core ARM processors could make some awesome low-power routers!
    I think they are aiming this more towards the enterprise business. A really good application of this chip would be in storage array controllers.

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    Being a RISC based CPU ARM should scale better than CORE but in the end I fear Total Annihilation: The Core and the Arm have all but exhausted the resources of a galaxy in their struggle for domination
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    Quote Originally Posted by Necetra View Post
    Quad core ARM processors could make some awesome low-power routers!
    I'd want one of those, for sure, or as a firewall if one could install pfSense on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by EniGmA1987 View Post
    or a really fast SSD controller? Maybe on a nice router so it can handle tons of connections...
    why not a ton of data at extremely fast rates
    forget dual band N transmissions
    im talking quad band XFGH band
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    that freq almost sounds legit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Particle View Post
    Remember that we're Xtreme Systems, not Mainstream Systems. Quad cores launching? Why are there no cries for octal core ARM chips yet?!

    Seriously though, yes, it would be pretty kickin' for a robot controller. If power is good, maybe start slipping them in PDAs and smart phones?
    I love your posts dude! They are not mean at all ( all the contrary) and are funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by initialised View Post
    Being a RISC based CPU ARM should scale better than CORE but in the end I fear Total Annihilation: The Core and the Arm have all but exhausted the resources of a galaxy in their struggle for domination
    Awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origin_Unknown View Post
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    No, it's not C-A9 MPCore, neither C-A8, but Marvell's slightly different
    implementation. E.g. it doesn't use NEON, but a different FPU unit.
    Didn't hear more specific info either.

    C-A9 MPCore would be sweet, as that is also the first OoO ARM chip
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