64-Bit Smartphone CPUs In 2014

The Cortex A53 and A57 are ARM’s latest and greatest mobile chipset designs, another important leap in its quest to get its mobile chipsets closer in performance to desktop CPU. Designed for single-core or multi-core configurations, the products made from these designs will be the first mobile chipsets to support 64-bit processing.

This puts ARM in a prime strategic spot as tablet devices are popping up with the intention of replacing a laptop. Apple, Texas Instruments, NVIDIA, Samsung and plenty of other companies use ARM’s reference designs for their own CPUs. While both are powerful, the A53 is designed with efficiency in mind, while the A57 is all about performance. The added power, along with ARM’s experience in optimising the power consumption of its chips could give the company an advantage over the likes of Intel, who is relatively new to the mobile CPU game. But don’t get too antsy: these things ain’t comin until 2014. [ARM]


    "64-Bit Smartphone CPUs Coming In 2014"

    And for Apple.. coming in 7 months :p

    But it will be like 64-Bit desktop CPUs, the OS will have to support it.

    I laughed so hard, when a guy I knew bought a super kick ass system he was making into a "Server" it was a Dual Opteron with 32Gb of RAM but was still using WIndows x86 (x86 only supports 4Gb of RAM and only sees on CPU).

      x86 can see as many CPUs as you have. 32 bit Windows was supporting multithreading long before 64 bit became common.

        He was running WIndows Home Premium, which only see's on Physical CPU (Windows Home Premium supports up to 32 threads).

    As long as they keep downward pressure on power consumption while expanding the designs I can't see anyother CPU maker coming close ARM for mobile computing.

    Apple, Texas Instruments and Nvidia eh?

    I know the article didn't actually 'say' they're using this chipset, but they're not currently announced as licensee's. Though I doubt this will stay the case for much longer.

    I'm excited to see what happens here with the big.LITTLE config for tablets though!

    It is funny...the more features you include in a piece of silicon the more power you will require. Having 64bit (even if you are just increasing bits) will require more power in the CPU. So at the end, ARM is actually doing what Inte has been doing for decades.....then I ask...why ARM is blaming Intel for the x86 complexity if at the end ARM is doing the same...I dont really believe ARM is much better than Intel from architectural point of view.

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