Marvell's First 1.5 GHz Tri-Core Processor!!

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    Yes you read that right! Marvell today introduced the world's first 1.5 GHz tri-core application processor, the Marvell® ARMADA™ 628.

    "Marvell has once again set the benchmark for the rest of the industry with the world's first 1.5 GHz tri-core processor, delivering dual stream 1080p 3D video and 3D graphics performance with quad unified shaders for 200 million triangles per second delivered on ultra-low-power, long battery life smartphones and tablets,"

    We have yet to see a dual core device as of yet and now this news breaks. With the smartphone technology evolving at such a dizzying pace we may be retiring our PC's and Mac's pretty soon. So who wants one?


    Key Features


    World's first "tri-core" application processor

    Up to 1.5 GHz for the two main cores and 624 MHz for the third low power core

    "Heterogeneous multiprocessing" with "hardware-based Cache Coherence"

    1 MB System Level 2 Cache

    Platform leading multimedia capabilities, including support for both WMMX2 and NEON acceleration; and a highly optimized pipelined VFPv3 floating point engine

    Member of the ARMADA family of processors for easy software porting

    1080p dual stream 3D video applications (30 FPS, multi-format)

    Ultimate 3D graphics performance with quad unified shaders for 200 million triangles per second (MT/s)

    High performance, integrated image signal processor (ISP)

    Ability to project images on multiple simultaneous displays

    2 LCDs

    1 HDMI

    1 advanced EPD controller

    Peripherals support: USB 3.0 Superspeed Client, MIPI CSI, MIPI DSI, HDMI with integrated PHY, UniPro, Slimbus, SPMI



    Source: Marvell, Boy Genius Report
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    wtf!!!!!!!!!
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    Wow, that is crazy... wonder how the battery life is :)

    Sent from my Droid
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    Ok. Now I might actually give up my droid before they pry it from my cold dead fingers. :icon_eek:
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    i want some pics! this sounds incredible!
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    awesome phone
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    For that speed....I'll wear a battery bandoleer....
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    LOL that was my first reaction, get ready for phones with fans?
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    Wow and I was excited about dual core processors! Wonder when we can expect to see this implemented.
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    C/K you always bring the news that means the most to me :wink:
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    i think we'll see this in q1 2012, lol. It will probably be awhile until a manufacturer puts this in a droid phone.
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    Does it require water cooling?
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    I quit.....seriously....

    I'm going back to my E815 and leave these new fangled phones to yall young whipper snappers....
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    It is true that there is always a better phone a few months away than the one you just got. But the next six months will see a MAJOR technological jump in smartphones, that is why I am not getting on the fascinate bandwagon and holding on to my update, my D1 will do just fine for a little longer.
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    Spot on buddy, smartphones are heading for a plateau of sorts very soon where distinguishing between one or another is simply just a matter of preference. Brand fans, software OS fans, keyboard fans, big/small form factor fans, benchmark fans...everything else will be just about the same with minor upgrades here or there.

    The explosion will quiet down soon.
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    *** Dusty Stares at His Droid for a Few Seconds ***

    Pathetic.

    *** Tosses It Over His Shoulder and Out the Window ***
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    that made me laugh...people started looking at me funny:icon_eek:
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    it's only just begun. Smartphones are becoming a HUGE consumer market.

    They are mini-computers and will continue to evolve at a fast pace.

    What you see in the PC market is what we will see in the Smartphone Market.
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    15 yrs into the future: Desktop pc setups become nothing more than a monitor, mouse, and keyboard wired into one cord(or no cords at all) that access your phones storage, memory and processor.