"Bay Trail is already much more sophisticated than A15 when it comes to "power saving" tricks. It's actually quite incredible how much more sophisticated the power management unit in Silvermont is over its competition. "
Besides the 22nm finfet...
what quite incredible more sophisticated power management techniques is INtel using over the competition...
"Did Ashraf say "competition" like you say here ? Or did he say like you quoted in the first post:... "more sophisticated than A15" ???""
"He said both, Here is Ashraf's full post::"
Ooooooooo I dislike the indentation scheme. I am separating this from your discussion with Ashraf.
The reason I asked was that Krait is not "technically" an A15, IMO, Krait is a CPU design by QCOM that is compatible with the A15 spec. I know it is a very subtle difference but those companies who implement the A15 as purchased from ARMH will not have the QCOM (a competitor) feature. Silvermont will have that feature (as does Krait) where the A15 vendors will not have. A subtle but I think accurate difference.
"give full credit to Ashraf, no plagiarism on my end..."
"Plagiarism" accusation did not even cross my mind. "Gamer" sometimes does in references to the behavior of many on these boards. Gamer ..... one who operates behind an anonymous avatar (a Yahoo ID) and does battle with other avatars so they can perform a victory dance following some perceived "victory". 8-). I couldn't get the "avatar" that I wanted so I got stuck with this D. one.
I like the new c6 mode that shuts off power to a core and maintains the cache contents for rapid restart.
The individual core frequency control like only QCOM has is a nice feature.
Partial cache flush to NVM and power down cache segments.