64-bit Android Mobile Processor Makes Android Phone Run Faster

2015/05/12 | Source: ANDROIDPIT

One of the biggest changes of mobile industry is the 64-bit ARM based processors.

The move to 64-bit means two things for ARM, first it means it can offer processors with an up to 50% performance improvement over existing 32-bit Cortex-A15 processors. Second it means that ARM can force its way into the server room.

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64-bit quick facts

CPUs count with rows of numbers made up of zero's and one's. Processors with a 64-bit architecture are in a position to handle a row of numbers made of 64 digits during one single clock pulse. Or to rephrase: it can handle 64-bits (8 bytes) of data information at double the speed as it takes a 32-bit (4 bytes) processor to handle the same amount of data.

64-Bit CPUs can handle more information at once, but this performance is task-specific and RAM-dependent.

A good simple analogy, is to think of a desk that you have covered in arts and crafts. You’ve got all your materials laid out across the desk (scissors, paper, magic markers, and the like) and you're finding that with all this stuff it doesn’t leave you with a ton of room to actually do work. Moving from a 32-bit to a 64-bit architecture is like getting a much bigger desk and being able to do bigger art projects and organize your material much better. Sure, it is a heckuva lot more complicated than that, but it's a good simple explanation for what increasing the bits does for your computer/mobile device.

How does the hardware and software work together?

Hardware isn't the only factor when it comes to a 64-bit system: software also plays an important role. Software also needs to be constructed properly for this architecture in order to provide the processor with the necessary data. Only when both of these requirements are met will a 64-bit architecture be able to deliver the expected advantages.

The advantages of 64-bit

This processor type can compute larger integer values. An integer is a kind of data that saves integral values, in other words zeros and ones. Processing larger values will then result in certain advantages for graphics (for example with user interfaces and games), multimedia information or 64-bit file systems. Another advantage is that it will be able to address more than 4 gigabytes of RAM (the maximum for 32-bit systems). While this is still a moot point for mobile devices, it is definitely paving way for this improvement in the future.

ZOPO's two new smartphones Color C and Color E of Color series will be equipped with a 64-bit Android processor, which makes multi-task operation available and provides faster operation speed and more smooth using experience.

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