The Android Octa-Core car stereo range. Yes, it’s arrived. Yes, it’s quicker, smarter and smoother but the questions everyone wants to know the answers to are: Is eight better than four?
It would seem that the Octa-Core (eight) suggests that it possess double the qualities and abilities of its Quad-Core (four) predecessor, however, it’s not a straight forward as that. Although it is an eight-core configuration, it doesn’t mean it has double the performance. Instead, the approach is to have one cluster of four high-powered cores which don’t prioritise energy efficiency, and four low-powered cores which are much easier on the battery. This allows the two clusters to alternate at rapid speeds, depending on the amount of work the processor is demanding. Though it is possible for the processors to operate at the same time, (a process known as heterogeneous multiprocessing), the idea is for them to counteract one another according to the enactments of the device. This, in turn, allows the device to be more responsive; making multi-tasking feel fast and fluent. Beforehand, the applications had to wait for resources to be allocated to them. Now, unlike before, the cores that are not in demand can shut down completely to minimise their impact on battery life. Alternatively, cores can be drawn upon to better respond to the user’s excessive instructions. Is eight four too may?
Some argue that it’s overkill. The concern is that if the Octa-Core processors are compensating for one another, are half of them left idle most of the time? In short, yes. But, there are also several other technological factors to be considered beyond the number of cores on their own. One of which being the core architecture itself. Each component has its own unique place and role. Often configured in even numbers to assist the likes of: the manufacturing process, power, efficiency, speed, heat displacement, size and overall performance, the number of cores will never be sporadic. Not with the main contributing factor of cost often at the heart of any technological development. That being said, it’s the technological development that is the single most important aspect to consider. So, what’s better about it?
The fact of the matter is that the Android Octa-Core is a new generation of high-end processors, so it’s bound to be better, right? We’re certain that even the most tech savvy users will identify with the obvious upgrades. For starters, it’s faster (CPU 64 bit). Not just in terms of the swiftness of navigation or loading of applications but in the actual boot to power too (10 seconds faster than quad-core). It also works faster with the internet meaning that downloading and video decoding is pacier than ever. Remember it’s got more memory too (32GB ROM + 2GB RAM). More memory to store more of your favourite things like 3D games, especially as the availability of these has increased too. The more memory the you have, the more space you have – which allows for more fluidity for browsing, downloading or watching stuff. It also comes equipped with a car-standard radio module which boasts strong anti-interface ability and improved radio signal receiver. This is further enhanced by the power amplifier chip which produces high-fidelity audio effects. Our TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System)
can also be intertwined with our Android Octa-Core units, giving it smarter and safer functionality to be taken advantage of. Finally, the Android Marshmallow 6.0
sophistication still shines through on all our Octa-Core units. Octa-Core Concluded
It’s a step in the right direction regardless of the sceptics. The demand has been met and, as a result, we have an improved piece of technology. For any further information but our Octa-Core units
, please do not hesitate to get in touch.