NVIDIA names its 5-core quad-core chip as 4-PLUS-1In Electronics
This is a really an interesting architecture designed by NVIDIA, previously known by names Ninja, or a companion, this spare architecture now has got an official name. The best way so far to describe the technology was by calling it Variable Symmetrical Multiprocessing, but to catch the sense of anyone quickly, they decide to name the 5th core of their quad-core Tegra 3 chip as 4-plus-1. It refers to the presence of an additional 5th core in addition to the chip’s quad-core which will be utilized during the undemanding operations, thus saving considerable battery life. We also spotted this chip on Fujitsu’s prototype during the CES earlier this year. Let us see how it improves mobile applications in the upcoming MWC next week.