Something to look forward to: Arm has just announced a new processor core, the Cortex-A78 C. It’s a revision of the Cortex-A78 mobile processor, but it doubles down on the features that on-the-go laptops require. It has more cache, it can operate at higher clock speeds, and it can be configured to consume to eight “big” cores– a very first for Arm.
About 4 years ago, Microsoft announced that they were partnering with Qualcomm to bring the full Windows 10 experience to Arm-based mobile processors. It’s been a little a rocky flight ever since: eventually, Windows-on-Arm devices began to appear, and although they upheld the pledge of unbelievable battery life, they were too expensive to validate their poor performance.
Now, Arm believes they can fix the problem by creating cores particularly for Windows-on-Arm applications.