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 The 5433 should be able to execute 32-bit and 64-bit instructions simultaneously, but the OS (really the kernel) has to be 64-bit to do that. That's "should be". Who knows, maybe Samsung messed it up. Since Android 4.x is a 32-bit OS, people use the term "32 bit mode" when a 64-bit system is running a 32-bit OS. All the instructions are 32-bit in such a case, more specifically, all the instructions are part of the 32-bit ARM v7 instruction set, none are of the 64-bit ARM...
 For this particular Note 4 Geekbench plot, there are several things to explain the variations in the plot. 1. The Note 4 has 2 architectures: a 1.9 GHz Cortex-A57, 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 big.LITTLE CPU and a 2.7 GHz Krait CPU. This explains some of the variation in frequency in the plot. All the scores >2.5 GHz are likely Krait scores. All the scores at 2 GHz are the Cortex-A57 scores (run in 32-bit mode), and they seem a bit low to me actually. 2. The scores at 1.4 GHz are...
  True, but the words in the acronym mean something. Apple will have the court depose makers of wireless modem chips and ask them how much they are paying Qualcomm or whoever owns the patent for the FRAND patent. What Apple will pay won't be far from that. It also quite doubtful that Apple doesn't have a very good idea what the rates as well.
Overall, this isn't a very controversial article from DED, and it's something a lot of people have speculated about.   1. Qualcomm Snapdragon killed TI OMAP. It's weird how DED keeps on writing about how Apple's custom, in-house, not-for-sale chips competes with SoC vendor chips. So, yeah, Apple doesn't really compete in the market for SoCs, and can't kill "competitors". Snapdragon essentially came in and swept the field: TI pulled out, Nvidia neutered, Samsung needs to...
There doesn't seem to be anything outrageous or unfair here.   Apple wants to pay Ericsson a certain rate for these standards essential LTE patents. Ericsson wants to Apple to pay a different rate for these standards essential LTE patents. They can't come to an agreement. Hence, Apple takes Ericsson to court to have chance at the rate they want, or to have the court negotiate a rate for them.   Standard operating procedure for standards essentials patent rates.
 No, 32 to 64 cores does not sound reasonable for a machine targeted at mass consumer usage. You can have your apps spread out across lots of cores, but most of those apps and their threads are essentially waiting on user input. Most usage involves a single dominant thread, maybe 2 or 3 if some of the apps are actually doing something. My current machine has something like 300+ threads right now spread across lots of apps and system services, and my CPU usage is at around...
It's at least a good strategy to put pressure on Intel, for both design and economic reasons.   Apple wants to have super thin, fanless desktops and laptops with the highest performance possible. I think their vision for the iMac is to have it be a monolithic thin slab of display with whatever design accompaniments like the current chin, etc. Then, they still want the laptops to be thinner. So, the current lineup of 15 W TDP chips to 65 W TDP chips all need to be driven...
Kremlinology here. Nvidia's messaging for the Tegra X1 makes it sound like they are designing the SoC for embedded and automotive applications. This is where the Tegra line has had its primary success, so Nvidia is following where the money is coming from. The issue is that embedded applications and handheld applications don't have to overlap.   This X1 SoC looks to be more inappropriate for handhelds than the K1 was, and it looks to be encroaching on not being all that...
 Yes. How is it any different from any other system software update for the past 4 decades or so? And, the variability in system software is in the small print, if not, outright stated on how much storage space it takes.
Can't see how this lawsuit can possibly move forward. Apple undoubtedly has small print that covers themselves regarding actual user storage space being smaller (due to filesystems and system software blah blah blah) while the marketed storage size is absolutely true, and they've also covered themselves in the small print regarding decimal or binary storage sizes.   Storage size marketing or advertising has been this way for the better part of 4 decades or whatever it...
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