Samsung Intros 8-Core Exynos 5 Octa Processor
Jan 9, 2013, 1:02 PM by Eric M. Zeman
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Actual performance increase
I understand the need for more cores if you are playing hi-res games, or using very demanding applications, however beyond that, I don't see a practical application.
If the processor is more expensive to produce, and is must faster specifically for games, you can count me out.
On a dual core 1.5 Ghz phone, I have never, EVER sat there and through - "Wow, android operating system, if only you could move faster". Everything is super snappy with a dual core 1.5 S4.
Maybe for games this will be great, but for anything else? Why even bother, go for a 1ghz or sub processor.
Eee_err Eee_err said:
Wow, what are phones becoming?
Question is, what are people becoming?
So you get a phone with an 8 co...
i bet it stills cant do JAVA APPLET!