Will it actually be faster than the haswell celeron though?

Story: Samsung Chromebook 2 will be powered by the Exynos 5 Octa processorTotal Replies: 5
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Mar 07, 2014
9:27 AM EDT
Processor are so complicated these days! Even though the old Samsung process (ARM) was rated at more "ghz" than this Haswell chip - there is zero doubt that the Haswell is actually the faster chip.

I wonder how this compares.


Mar 07, 2014
9:38 AM EDT

We should be comparing systems on the basis of benchmark comparisons and not on the basis of the cores/GHz specs.

Mar 07, 2014
10:14 AM EDT
You young whipper-snappers. We used to call it "The Megahertz Myth". You don't even know what a "megahertz" is. Coddled youngins.

Mar 07, 2014
10:32 AM EDT
Its Meaningless Hertz just like Meaningless Instructions Per Second (MIPS) that IBM Invented.

A good processor is as good as the overall good system that can be built around it.


Mar 07, 2014
11:38 AM EDT
I seriously doubt that this new Chromebook will outperform the Haswell based Chromebooks. It may, however, be thinner and lighter and/or have better battery life. It also will probably not have a fan of any kind, which the Haswell ones do, though it is small, quiet and thus relatively unobtrusive.

Mar 07, 2014
5:26 PM EDT
Under the right conditions, the more constrained Thumb instruction set is faster than the full ARM. 32% faster, in fact.

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