Windows 10 Phones And Tablets With Octo-core CPUs And Very Powerful GPUs Are Expected Soon

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Game Developers Conference (GDC 2015) will be held in San Francisco, CA, United States on March 2nd. Microsoft’s sessions at GDC 2015 was revealed yesterday. One of the sessions is about “Sustained Gaming Performance in Multi-Core Mobile Devices”. In the session description, Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10 phones and tablets with 8 CPUs and very powerful GPUs are expected soon. Octo-core CPUs are already very common in Android eco-system and it will be soon supported in Windows 10 devices too.

Session Description:

Modern mobile devices and smartphones are reaching the computing capabilities reserved until recently for desktop PCs. Windows 10 phones and tablets with 8 CPUs and very powerful GPUs are expected soon. Despite significant progress in reducing power consumption these devices are able to draw more power under sustained load than can be safely dissipated with current passive cooling technologies. Windows 10 and the hardware it runs on are designed to safely handle such situations, mostly by reducing the system performance – which could affect game-play negatively. Learn to counter this effect by designing games that achieve sustained thermal-to-quality tradeoffs in these systems.

Let’s hope Microsoft’s next flagship Windows 10 phone will have class leading performance.

Source: GDC

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