Future ARM Processor To Surpass 2.3GHz Clock Speed
- 20nm mobile chip production
- 30 percent higher speed
- 25 percent more energy efficient
Next-generation ARM processors are expected to surpass the 2.3GHz clock speed limit as 20nm chips will reportedly start production by 2014.
At the moment, the maximum clock speed achieved on a mobile device is at 2.3GHz with a 28nm chip, such as the one used in the Snapdragon 800 and Tegra 4i chips. The new 20nm chip promises 30 percent higher speed and 1.9 times better density but will be 25 percent more energy efficient than its predecessor.
The new batch of processors will be clocked at 3GHz with more transistors working on the graphics. The increased power and reduced energy consumption will help ARM processor compete more efficiently with chips from Intel especially in the tablet market.