The technology that comes built into mobile phones It has been progressing by leaps and bounds, even every so often manufacturers and developers continue to surprise us with new features and news. In addition, the competition between the different brands means that users benefit in terms of hardware and operating systems, or as is the case that we will see today, in processors.
Today, there are many features and technologies that make a mobile stand out from others. And, how could it be otherwise, there are three components of the terminals that are key when anyone chooses between one mobile or another, we are talking about the camera, its screen and the mobile processor. Therefore, we will see what the cores of the processors are and how they differ Octa-core processors or Quad-core.
What are CPU cores?
For those who have not yet discovered the existence of nuclei, or cores, they are about divisions within a processor. In addition, its main function is to be able to distribute the orders that we order our mobile to execute the mobile, that is, when we click on an app we are ordering our mobile to open it, and that is possible thanks to the processor. In addition, it will also be in charge of keeping it running without problem.
Therefore, the cores are dedicated to reading the instructions and executing specific actions that we ourselves order, so the more cores a mobile device has faster it will read and specify these processes. It is important to know that each of these divisions works independently in order to respond to the instructions that have been dictated through the software.
This means that having more than one core helps spread the terminal workload. Likewise, today the most common is to find quad-core mobiles, also called quad-core, or eight-core, known as octa-core.
The importance of the mobile processor
The processor is primarily responsible for managing the operating system and interpreting program and application instructions through mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and Boolean logic. That is, when talking about the processor of our terminal, we must be clear that we are facing a chip that does the mathematical calculations to make the mobile work, with the help also of the operating system.
For this reason, it is directly responsible for whether our mobile device works well or is slow. In addition, that the number of cores that this chip has will be essential when taking into account the performance of the terminal. And it is that, to find out which are the best, different performance tests are carried out. However, in most cases the brain of our mobile is developed under the ARM architecture, used by different companies to create their processors and CPUs based on this core.
What is the best processor?
Surely, you are already perceiving the importance of having fewer or more cores in the processor. And as we mentioned, there are currently different types of processors, although the trendsetters are the Octa Core and the Quad Core. But what is really the difference between the two?
Quad-core, a quad-core power
Quad-core processors have four cores inside, and they work independently to execute different instructions in the terminal operating system at the same time. This means that this type of kernel will be capable of executing up to four different functions completely simultaneously. However, we must know the speed of execution of these tasks that we want to perform with the mobile device is not multiplied by the number of processor cores.
In addition, it is not correct to divide the speed of the processor by the number of cores to know the speed with which each of them work. So that, speed will largely depend on the amount of processing and requirements required by the apps we normally use.
Octa-core for the mid and high range
Eight-core processors, also known as Octa-core, we usually find in most phones that belong to the high range, although some mid-range also have this number of cores. And is that the Octa-core allow to execute different tasks at the same time at a quite optimal speed. In addition, processors with this number of cores have a greater capacity to execute the instructions that are marked, since they use less time and fewer resources to respond.
It is important to know that eight-core processors work with two individual quad-core processors. However, its large number of cores that allows it to handle the operating system using fewer resources than necessary, will not guarantee a higher response speed than with a Quad-Core processor.
How are these processors different?
As we have been seeing, processors differ in the number of cores they are made of. However, in terms of the speed of execution of the different tasks such as using social networks and talking through messaging apps, we may not notice any difference. And, the fact that the Octa-Core processor has eight cores does not make it the fastest, in fact, a Quad-Core processor can become faster, since the speed will depend only on the GHz of the mobile device in question.
Another notable difference that we can find between these two processors is that the Quad Core has its four cores that work constantly. While, in the case of the Octa Core, the operation of its cores is activated in a totally alternative way. Only four of its cores remain active, but the rest will remain inactive until their use is necessary.
However, processors that have eight cores in their guts will offer us a more advanced technology that will give us better energy savings and will avoid in a more effective way the different collapses that can occur during the use of different applications.