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Texas Instruments talks Windows 8 support

Posted on Friday, October 07 2011 @ 21:07:43 CEST by

FUD Zilla spoke to Texas Instruments about Windows 8, you can read it over here.
The nice chat starts little bit like this. “With respect to Windows 8 on the OMAP platform, the team here at TI is excited to work with Microsoft. Overall, most vendors today accelerate audio and video, but from our perspective—it’s time to move past the “speeds-and-feeds” way of thinking. Instead, through OMAP, we focus on offloading processing tasks to maximize the any device’s efficiency. “

This is how Texas Instruments elaborate their focus for Windows 8. Remember OMAP 5 has two slower processor cores and two high-end Cortex A15 cores. These two Cortex M4 processors will deal with less demanding stuff. This is what Nvidia is doing with its Kal El, incorporating a slow 500MHz processor for less demanding task and four Cortex A9 processors for heavy lifting. It looks like this is the way to go for ARM manufacturers and this level of flexibility, not seen in the x86 world, offers clear advantages in power efficiency...



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