- ARM Cortex-A15
The quad-core Tegra 3 processor is becoming increasingly popular with the mobile devices of today – the HTC One X and ASUS Transformer Prime are proof of that, but the technology, used in the chip, is actually getting old already. This meant, that we should expect its successor to be revealed pretty soon and in fact, it’s here already. The chip has arrived in the form of a quad-core Cortex-A15 processor, which can be manufactured using 28nm technology and supports clock rates of up to 2 gHz, while its energy consumption is the same as the Cortex-A9’s.
The chip’s specifications aren’t going to be variable – manufacturers will not be able to alter the design of the chip, which, according to ARM, will let it be implemented in mobile devices faster and should also increase its energy efficiency. We should see this new processor in devices and on the market by the end of this year or in the beginning of 2013 in the worst case scenario. B. A.