Nvidia Says More CPU Cores are Better (& Why)

Today's smartphones have chips inside that can produce output that surpasses that of a Nintendo Wii – which is very impressive for something that fits inside your pocket. But those right now are single-core, and as any computer enthusiast now knows from their desktops and laptops, more cores tend to make for a better computing experience.

The top-end chips inside tablets and smartphones next year will be dual-core, and Nvidia has published a whitepaper on why it will be a great thing not only in terms of performance, but also power consumption.

Essentially, having two cores splitting the work puts less strain on each individual core as compared to having a single core shoulder the entire load. This not only allows for greater performance potential but also a generally lower power draw – provided that both cores aren't under a greater load.

Check out some of Nvidia's charts below for a better idea, and then the full white paper for more details.

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  • usfs
    DON'T WORRY CITIZENS CAPTAIN OBVIOUS IS HERE!
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  • theholylancer
    sooooo they are saying AMD > intel given that they offers more cores at the price point?

    IE for the price of i5, you can get a Ph II X6?

    or more just mobile (and our stuff only) and marketing had gotten a brain fart?
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  • mrface
    Load balancing has been around for awhile....
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  • eklipz330
    OMG WHAT?

    STOP THE PRESSES!! SINGLE CORES ARE NOT FASTER THAN DUAL CORES!!!!!

    -_-
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