Huawei Teases for MWC, Eight-Core Ascend P2 Rumored

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An eight-core phone is just silly. Regardless of the performance per core, that's simply absurd for a cell phone. But, as long is the person is technologically ignorant, higher numbers means better and they'll pay just to say they have an eight-core phone.
 

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Well, hopefully the app programmers have more incentive to include proper support for eight cores.

Unless if Huawei is doing the high performance quadcore + low power quadcore.
 

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[citation][nom]halcyon[/nom]^ If an 8-core phone is silly why would people want to pay to say they have one? Perhaps it's that YOU think an 8-core phone is silly and others do not?[/citation]

It's silly because not many mobile software use more than four cores, nevertheless more resource-intensive software (Crysis 3, Starcraft 2, Natural Selection 2, etc) for laptops/desktops.
 

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[citation][nom]uhh3000[/nom]An eight-core phone is just silly. Regardless of the performance per core, that's simply absurd for a cell phone. But, as long is the person is technologically ignorant, higher numbers means better and they'll pay just to say they have an eight-core phone.[/citation]
And if we don't keep pushing the envelope of technology we might stay stuck with what we have.

I'm sure no one wants that to happen.
 

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[citation][nom]A Bad Day[/nom]It's silly because not many mobile software use more than four cores, nevertheless more resource-intensive software (Crysis 3, Starcraft 2, Natural Selection 2, etc) for laptops/desktops.[/citation]
Yes you are correct in which there isn't an app that will use more then 2 or 4 cores, but you have to understand that software FOLLOWS hardware and not the other way around. Why would any application/software developer make a program that will utilize an 8 core mobile processor when there ISN'T any 8 core mobile processor on the market?

Pushing hardware is NEVER silly because hardware is suppose to lead. If you have manufacturers thinking "oh 8 cores is just SILLY!" we would still be using Commodore C64.
 

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[citation][nom]iKyunG[/nom]Yes you are correct in which there isn't an app that will use more then 2 or 4 cores, but you have to understand that software FOLLOWS hardware and not the other way around. Why would any application/software developer make a program that will utilize an 8 core mobile processor when there ISN'T any 8 core mobile processor on the market? Pushing hardware is NEVER silly because hardware is suppose to lead. If you have manufacturers thinking "oh 8 cores is just SILLY!" we would still be using Commodore C64.[/citation]

We had hexa-core processors with HT on the market since around 2009...

And there's only a handful of games that can use more than four cores EFFICIENTLY. Most others get like 10%-15% performance boost from going from quad to hexa.
 

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[citation][nom]A Bad Day[/nom]We had hexa-core processors with HT on the market since around 2009...And there's only a handful of games that can use more than four cores EFFICIENTLY. Most others get like 10%-15% performance boost from going from quad to hexa.[/citation]
I still think you are missing the point. It doesn't really matter how far hardware goes in front of software. The further, the better. Yes, we had a hexa core for 3 years now. Imagine if we didn't and hexa core processors were introduced today. According to currently calculations, it would be 2016+ before we start utilizing it. Also, how many consumers are using a device that has more then 4 cores? Probabaly less then 5%. Why would software developers use their time and resource to develop a fully efficient program utilizing all 6 to 8 cores for a market that won't bring returns. Until we see a huge increase in the market for devices that use more then 4 cores, we won't have the software.

The main point I'm trying to get across is that stating it's "silly" to produce hardware AHEAD of software is wrong.
 

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Why would someone need eight cores in a mobile phone? That's just crazy. I don't even need eight cores in my desktop. Two seems to be enough for smooth everything.
 

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Or if the balance of power between Voldemore and Harry (AMD) was like it is for Nvidia and AMD, each year pushing the envelopes of power consumption, size, and also efficiency. Bringing products that consume 300+ W, but also products that consume 30 W, providing choice for whatever budget or carbon footprint consumers desire.
 
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