It seems just yesterday we were captivated by the dual-core processors within Android smartphones, yet this bit of news makes them less appealing. What’s better than 2 cores? Not 4, but 100! ZiiLabs has managed to incorporate 96 “StemCell Media Processing” cores to work alongside the four ARM Cortex A9 cores.
I myself have no idea what to expect from real world use of the technology, but processing and acceleration benchmarks are probably outstanding. The ARM Cortex A9 CPU’s are clocked at 1.5GHz, and they are said to drastically reduce power consumption thus improving battery life for extended use. The chip was made with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) in mind, so maybe we’ll end up seeing it within some devices next week at CES.
We should see some great performance from the ZMS-40, and ZiiLabs claims we should see “twice the peak media performance”. It even supports 2560