Leaked Samsung documents today confirm that multiple iterations of 1Ghz+ mobile CPUs are scheduled for mass production in the next few years. Included within the leaked roadmap is a 1.2Ghz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 chip scheduled for a 2012/13 release.
The EETimes is reporting that the leaked document indicates that Samsung might be contemplating a switch from Intel to ARM chips for their low cost netbooks. Such a move would require a different operating system though (such as Android or Chrome OS), as Windows is x86-based. Samsung currently only incorporates ARM chips in their mobile devices and A/V equipment.
Here’s the full leaked roadmap:
- Taurus, 1 GHz Cortex-A8 (single core)
- Mercury, 600 MHz Cortex-A5 (single core)
- Orion, 800 MHz Cortex-A9 (dual core)
- Pegasus, 1 GHz Cortex-A9 (single core)
- Hercules, 1 Ghz Cortex-A9 (dual core)
- Venus, 600 MHz Cortex-A5 (dual core)
- Draco, 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 (dual core)
- Aquila, 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 (quad core)
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