64-Bit Smartphone CPUs By 2014?

 

  • Rollout in 2014
  • Cortex-A57 for power efficiency
  • Cortex-A57 is world's smallest 64-bit processor

It may just be more than a year more before we see smartphones that are powered just like a desktop CPU.

 

  • Rollout in 2014
  • Cortex-A57 for power efficiency
  • Cortex-A57 is world's smallest 64-bit processor

It may just be more than a year more before we see smartphones that are powered just like a desktop CPU.

ARM is working on the Cortex A53 and A57 mobile chipset designs as it moves to create high-powered smartphones. The company is targeting a 2014 rollout.

Both chips are quite powerful. However, the A53 is designed with efficiency in mind, while the A57 is all about performance. The chips can be combines or used separately.

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.

Apple, Texas Instruments, NVIDIA, Samsung and plenty of other companies use ARM’s reference designs for their own CPUs. Licensees of the new processor series include AMD, Broadcom, Calxeda, HiSilicon, Samsung and STMicroelectronics.

This new innovation places ARM in a very lucrative spot and may even help it outrun the likes of Intel, who is relatively new to the mobile CPU game.

Chip-maker AMD, which has resisted licensing ARM designs until 64-bit processors were available, has already announced plans to manufacture 64-bit server processors based on ARM's Cortex-A50 series designs beginning in 2014.

According to AMD, these chips will fill a demand for denser sever clusters that pack more computing power into a smaller space.

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