Qualcomm’s Anand Chandrasekher says eight-core processors are ‘dumb’

Qualcomm's Anand Chandrasekher says eight-core processors are 'dumb'

In response to a query about whether or not Qualcomm will create an eight-core processor like MediaTek’s upcoming mannequin, Senior VP Anand Chandrasekher advised a Taiwanese publication “we do not do dumb issues.” He added that “you cannot take eight lawnmower engines, put them collectively and now declare you have got an eight-cylinder Ferrari.” As an alternative, he stated Qualcomm is concentrated on good modems, lengthy battery life and affordability, moderately than “merely throwing cores collectively.” Although MediaTek had no touch upon that, it claimed earlier that each one eight cores in its upcoming CPU can function on the similar time to enhance stability and battery life — in contrast to the Exynos 5’s massive.LITTLE configuration, for example. Whether or not you agree with Chandrasekher or not, eight appears higher than 4, which means most CPU outfits — together with Qualcomm — will possible leap on the octa-core bandwagon.

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