Intel Teases 48-Core Mobile Processors Coming in 5 to 10 Years

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    The biggest and beefiest mobile processors on phones right now are of the quad-core variety. They came up so fast, that it makes you wonder what the future holds. Could we see six-core or eight-core chips? How about a 48-core chip? Don't scoff. Apparently "Chipzilla" themselves, Intel is working on this right now and anticipate them coming to market sometime within the next five to ten years. Here's a quote with some additional info:

    It's amazing to witness the near exponential growth of technology. Perhaps in 50-100 years we won't be able to tell the difference between a carbon-based brain and a silicon-based one.

    Source: PhoneArena
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    That's amazing! I have a basic laptop I use for browsing and other non intensive tasks and it has a 2.2ghz dualcore and 3gigs of ram. This is insane how fast phones are catching up to pcs

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    I knew Intel would change the game...
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    I believe PC's development monies are redistributed to the tablet and phone segment. PC's growth is slow at best now.
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    I think phone manufacturers should work on bigger, better batteries before upgrading the processors much further.
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    I'll second that.
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    I don't believe that these 48 core processors will be 48 times more powerful than a single core processor clock for clock. Each core will probably have the raw power that's only about 1/6 of what current cores have, but they make up for it with numbers. Think of graphics cards, they have 100's of cores but a cpu will beat it clock for clock on raw power. Intel is banking on mobile OS's to become multicore friendly and attack with several more low power cores. This could provide huge battery improvements while maintaining powerful processing. Imagine a hotplug governor that has 48 cores to activate and shutdown to provide precisely the muscle needed.

    Smooth move Intel.
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    5-10 years is a long way out, especially for this industry. I should hope that these devices would offer stellar performance -in contrast to today's offerings.
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    But think of how fast you could swipe between screens with a 48 core processor!!! That would be sooo worth the battery only lasting 3 hours...
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    they're going to have to. By the time this chip is out, I would imagine LTE would be much further along and become a lot more battery intensive. But Intel doesn't do batteries, they can only progress with their products
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    4g lte will be a thing of the past 5g or some other mobile broadband will be the new thing to power these new devices

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    maybe. But if I remember correctly, REAL 4G is 100Mb/s to 1Gb/s. So there's quite a ways until we surpass 4G
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    Possibly, it takes about 10 years for a particular generation of data to run its course before something new(5g) comes out.

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    Yea that is true but who knows if Verizon will take on 4gVolt like sprint and metro pcs "T-Mobile " have

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    You would think if LTE was much further along then it would be less battery intensive. They already have GPS receivers for phones coming to market next year that use half the power and lock on twice as fast. That's four times more power efficient than current generations in our phones.
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    It's amazing to witness the near exponential growth of technology. Perhaps in 50-100 years we won't be able to tell the difference between a carbon-based brain and a silicon-based one.

    Source: PhoneArena[/QUOTE]

    It's hard to tell even now!:biggrin:
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    you may be right. At this stage, we simply don't know. I was going off how every new form of mobile data has drained the battery faster, all the way back to the cheesy "internet" on flip phones
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    That ^^ is an excellent post. I would feel confident agreeing 100% with what was said above. And in relation to the battery use, multiple smaller and less power-sucking cores will be far more efficient than dual or quad core processors of now. Think of a giant diesel engine on a tractor running at idle. It sucks down fuel even when at idle faster than a smaller engine will simply to combat internal resistance and turn, but can provide far more horsepower when needed. Now take that same technology of the smaller engine and duplicate it over and over. Now you have multiple highly efficient motors which at idle "sip" the fuel rather than gulping it, and yet when needed they can work in unison to put out massive horsepower and incredible torque, even more than equivalent displacement of a single 4 cylinder engine, due to the extremely low overhead of each individual small motor.

    Here's an example of this thought process. This is a 24 "cylinder" chainsaw powered motorcycle. This thing is ridiculous, I know...but it proves the point. It's a monster and runs and sounds like it.

    LiveLeak.com - Chainsaw-powered motorcycle startup
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