ST-Ericsson is all set to make MWC event, which is just a week away, special with the launch of its fastest 3GHz Nova Thor L8580 eQuad-core processor.

ST-Ericson's Nova Thor L8580 Processor : 3GHz Processor based ARM Cortex A9 Architecture

ST-Ericson’s Nova Thor L8580 Processor : 3GHz Processor based ARM Cortex A9 Architecture

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Based on ARM cortex A9 architecture, it comprises 4 computing cores along with 600 MHz PowerVR graphic processor unit and comes with LTE support. It can offer maximum clock speed upto 3GHz and touted as the fastest mobile processor available today. As per the company, it is fabricated using 28-nm FD-SOI (Fully depleted silicon-on-insulator) process technology, that offers better and faster performance than traditional bulk silicon on deep submicron process technologies.

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The company claims that it offers 35% faster programs execution while GPU and multimedia accelerators run 20% faster. It consumes 25% less power in comparison to other rival CPUs like Nvidia and Snapdragon, while delivering higher performances.


The chip although will be showcased in form of a prototype but if all goes well we can expect the commercial device to start appearing in the market as soon as by the end of this year or maybe even before that.