TSMC’s ARM chips hit top speeds over 3 GHz
It’s been a long way since gigahertz were the best way to measure computer processor performance. There are a lot of other factors that help determine how well a CPU will be able to perform a task.
While 3 GHz and faster chips are old hat for x86-based processors from Intel and AMD, this is one of the first ARM-based chips I’ve heard of that can run at that speed.
Overall TSMC expects most mobile devices using its chips to run between 1.5 GHz and 2.0 GHz. But for devices where high performance is more important than long battery life, the chip can run at faster speeds.
The processors are manufactured using a 28nm high-K metal gate process and TSMC says the chips run twice as fast as the company’s 40nm processors.
via Netbook News.it