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Is the dual-core Exynos 5 better than the quad-core Tegra 3?

Is the Nexus 10's dual-core Exynos 5 better than the quad-core Tegra 3?

Most Useful Answer LucifersTear  Nov. 22, 2012 at 13:14

Quad Core is very over-rated technology.
Imagine a car with a Moderately powered engine. Now; you want it to go faster...Quad core is the equivalent of putting 4 smaller engines on the same chassis (including all the other gearing and mechanics etc. that would make it function) ...yes it technically has more power but the added weight and mechanics that restrict it's fluidity and ability to maximise the potential.

With the Exynos Dual core, they've effectively glued two very efficient engines one behind the other and directed the effort down the same shaft lol.

Though both are good chips the Exynos in the Nexus 10 is a fantastic chip which runs cooler, for longer, quicker with less power drain.

Check YouTube there's a pretty good demo between the Asus Transformer Prime and the Nexus 10 which shows exactly how well the nexus 10 utilises it's components.

Sorry if that comes across a bit "Technology for Hill-billies".

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matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 6, 2012 at 19:40

Yes, much better in both the CPU, GPU and power usage departments.

LucifersTear  Nov. 22, 2012 at 13:14

Quad Core is very over-rated technology.
Imagine a car with a Moderately powered engine. Now; you want it to go faster...Quad core is the equivalent of putting 4 smaller engines on the same chassis (including all the other gearing and mechanics etc. that would make it function) ...yes it technically has more power but the added weight and mechanics that restrict it's fluidity and ability to maximise the potential.

With the Exynos Dual core, they've effectively glued two very efficient engines one behind the other and directed the effort down the same shaft lol.

Though both are good chips the Exynos in the Nexus 10 is a fantastic chip which runs cooler, for longer, quicker with less power drain.

Check YouTube there's a pretty good demo between the Asus Transformer Prime and the Nexus 10 which shows exactly how well the nexus 10 utilises it's components.

Sorry if that comes across a bit "Technology for Hill-billies".

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 22, 2012 at 13:34

Quad Core is very over-rated technology.
Imagine a car with a Moderately powered engine. Now; you want it to go faster...Quad core is the equivalent of putting 4 smaller engines on the same chassis (including all the other gearing and mechanics etc. that would make it function) ...yes it technically has more power but the added weight and mechanics that restrict it's fluidity and ability to maximise the potential.

With the Exynos Dual core, they've effectively glued two very efficient engines one behind the other and directed the effort down the same shaft lol.

Though both are good chips the Exynos in the Nexus 10 is a fantastic chip which runs cooler, for longer, quicker with less power drain.

Check YouTube there's a pretty good demo between the Asus Transformer Prime and the Nexus 10 which shows exactly how well the nexus 10 utilises it's components.

Sorry if that comes across a bit "Technology for Hill-billies".

Great answer, makes what is actually quite complicated technology, understandable by almost anyone.

CTPAHHIK  Nov. 22, 2012 at 13:47

Good explanation Lucifer.
I would not say that "Quad Core is very over-rated technology".
Tegra 3 is relatively old in technological timeline. Snapdragon S4 dual core chip from HTC One S is able to outperform HTC One X (Tegra 3). Exynos 5 is next generation when compared to Tegra 3 and has smaller size due to different manufacturing process (Tegra 40nm and Exynis 32nm). Combined together you have faster chip with lower power consumption.

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