Surface Neo Pre-release Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by JoeS, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    As long as the single Core part of the SOC is powerful enough, has a large enough cachet, runs a full compliment of x86 instructions, turbos-up to a decent frequency and multithreads, the Tremont might provide Intel's first real answer to ARM. I just can't imagine that 4 atoms and an I-Core SOC can be less expensive than an ARM chip. The Atom is going to have to be improved significantly, however, in order for the SOC to perform equally in low-power and full power modes.
     
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  2. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Me and a couple of our engineers are headed to California for a deep dive in to Tremont since it has potential big impacts for our custom devices going forward.

    It's funny though how one of the things they are making the biggest deal about is the asymmetrical cores. It's a first for intel, true, but ARM (both Apple and Qualcomm) have doing it for years aka BIGlittle architecture.
     
  3. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...It's a first for intel, true, but ARM (both Apple and Qualcomm) have doing it for years aka BIGlittle architecture...>>

    If Apple can invent the Pencil, I guess Intel can invent heterogeneous core architecture...!!
     
  4. rabilancia

    rabilancia Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Just saw this about the OS (10X) coming for the Neo: HERE.
     
  5. excalibur1814

    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    It cannot win. ANY new OS, from MS, cannot win. Already, just reading the comments, all I'm hearing is 'WAAAHHHHHHHH!' Pretty childish of me to say that, but it seems true. 'Where's the live tiles... etc'

    People will want everything, but complain about anything. This will be tough for MS! (Unless, magically, they pull an Apple and everyone suddenly becomes blind and ADORES/LOVES the os)

    All I see if beauty. Smooth, clean, beauty.
     
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  6. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    WAAAHHHHHHHH
     
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  7. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    If you want a really deep dive into Lakefield (Tremont Atom) check out Anandtech
     
  8. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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  9. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...I guess Samsung is back in the mode of "throw everything at the wall and see what sticks"...>>

    Alternatively, Samsung may simply be riding the coattails of Microsoft's big wave. It's almost free publicity for them!
     
  10. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    That's assuming anyone outside of this forum even see the big wave...
     
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