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The Cortex-A15 Continues Running Strong On Linux

Over the past several weeks of running the Samsung Chromebook with its Exynos 5 Dual SoC that is comprised of an ARM Cortex-A15 dual-core processor, I've grown quite fond of this latest ARM processor.

In the compiler benchmarks and extensively comparing it to the NVIDIA Tegra 3 and Intel x86 CPUs, the ARM Cortex-A15 has held its grown and competed very well. The A15 blows away the older Cortex-A9s and ARM's claims that it's 40% faster core-for-core clock-for-clock than the A9 is not just marketing fluff.

The Exynos 5 Dual is clocked at 1.7GHz with two cores while I'm quite looking forward to NVIDIA's Tegra 4 "Wayne" that will be quad-core up to 2.0GHz...Read more at Phoronix

 

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