Note 3 (8 core CPU, 8 core GPU?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by bobenhaus, May 1, 2013.

  1. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Why it would need an 8 core GPU when no games on android are really pushing the current GPU's in the S4, Xperia z, HTC One and hardly likely to for a long while yet.

    More is better but can also mean more is superfluous.
  2. bobenhaus thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011

    Well the future is going to mobile and the CPU/GPU performance will need to exist at that time. Your phone/tablet will be your computer at home as well.
  3. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Oh god I wouldn't want Samsung to design the software on my computer at home as well. seriously......
  4. Kashsystems macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2012
    Most most medium to high end gpus have 100s of cores, I don't think the future is going mobile. I think the future is adding mobile to it.

    For example do you think call of duty on a phone is a viable experience?
  5. walie macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2010
  6. adder7712 macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2009
    8 core GPU seems more plausible. Perhaps the Note 3 will have a worldwide Exynos Octa just like the Note 2 with its LTE-capable Eyxnos chipset.
  7. taedouni macrumors 65816

    Jun 7, 2011
    I could careless about those specs. I care more for Android App Developers to actually create optimized native Android apps instead of releasing crappy iOS ports. The poor quality of apps on the play store is what led me to ditch the Note 2 and go back to my iPhone 5.

    You can have a device with amazing hardware, but if the software wasn't optimized the the app will run like crap.
  8. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2012
    I'm curious when is the note 3 due for a release ?
  9. Beeplance macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    quoting your name, "who knows"?
  10. Explicitic macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2012
    The number of cores in a GPU hardly CPU core count, most of the time, is nothing but a marketing strategy by the company. It hardly ever results in real-world performance on a phone.

    The Mali-450 is a fairly outdated GPU that was made for MID-RANGE BUDGET devices. Samsung would not use it in one of their two flagship smartphone lineups.

    Mobile CPUs have become fast enough that taking number of cores and benchmarks into account when purchasing a phone is useless. What Samsung really needs to focus on is a new design and a less cluttered UX. Samsung is currently trying to become Apple. The phones and tablets they have released recently all look like or are either miniature or enlarged versions of each other. This works for Apple because of their strong customer loyalty and very simple design but it won't work for Samsung in the long run.
  11. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
    I am not really surprised.

    Android seems to feel that they cannot match IOS in terms of ease of use, so they try to compensate by throwing in all sorts of features and specs, so as to have a better selling point.

    Now with the S4 boasting the specs it does, the only way any subsequent flagship phone by Samsung can grab headlines is to one-up it again.

    Is it me, or is Samsung slowly painting itself into a corner by engaging in a spec-race with itself? Let's see how long it can keep improving on those specs at this current rate, and at what cost to its bottom line.
  12. cnev3 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2012
    Software is behind hardware. Hardware is ahead of software.

    Which is why each year we get amazing advances with CPU's and graphics cards, yet in 2013 we have Windows 8, which is nowhere near as big as an improvement from Windows XP, than a new Ivy Bridge CPU is versus an Intel III Processor from 2000.

    So yeah, you're right. It's easier for Samsung and HTC to double the RAM and contract a company to develop an 8 core mobile CPU for their next phone, than it is to code a mobile OS that is more stable, intuitive, elegant, and cross platform than what Android currently is now.
  13. Twixt macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2012
    I do think about this note3 to avoid traveling with my laptop.
    I do not see what's wrong with having extra cpu and gpu this is supposed to be some pro device ...


    IFA Berlin for announcement, commercial release is unknown still
  14. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    lol what a joke. Android is still horribly optimized and lags in the most basic UI transitions. Adding overkill specs would not magically make the UI smoother. And just who is supposed to develop software that utilizes all this power?
  15. paulbennett95 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    If the software doesn't properly utilize the hardware it's just gonna be a battery killer without real world improvements.

    Work on optimizing before increasing specs, battery life is much more important to the average user than specs.
  16. vikingjunior macrumors 65816


    Aug 17, 2011
    You have not used pure Android!
  17. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

    Dr McKay

    Aug 11, 2010
    Because Games in Android often have Video Settings like a PC Game. We need to keep improving the hardware anyway so that the lower end can be phased out.
  18. Black Magic macrumors 68020

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
    Spec-Sheet Stuffer with no true benefit to the end user. Samsung and everyone outside of Apple just don't get it. It's about the experience, not the specs. The Galaxy S4 is a perfect example. Serious specs, serious lag.
  19. walie macrumors 6502a

    Nov 15, 2010
    does it run crysis?

    i thought so.
  20. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    Note 3 (8 core CPU, 8 core GPU?

    I have used stock Android since the days of Android 2.0, across over 10 different devices (including flagship phones and tablets), all the way to the release of 4.2.

    Samsung DOES get it. The end-users don't. These are the people who are constantly wowed by the increasingly absurd spec sheets. These people also apparently haven't spent the entire 90s using software that runs at or close to 60 fps and have no idea what smooth transitions even look like.
    For the record, iOS isn't smooth either, though it is certainly a big step up.

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