ARM Processors to Run at 3GHz by next year

Posted by Kevin Sadria – July 27, 2013

ARM based processor manufacturers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and GlobalFoundries  have announced that they plan to release ARM processors capable of running at 3 GHz “sometime next year”.

A new report cites that the game doesn’t end here. Processors clocked as high as 3 GHz are headed our way in 2014. Performance is not all about clock speeds, but if the current 28nm manufactured processors are able to clock in at 2.3 GHz, a process shrink to 20nm, expected to happen early in 2014, will certainly help increase clock speeds while consuming lesser power and die size at the same time.

The new 20nm node at TSMC and GlobalFoundries is expected to offer a 25% decrease in power consumption, allow up to 30% faster clock speeds and up to 1.9 times better transistor density with low leakage. That means more transistors in a lesser die, leading to more powerful processors.

These new products will bring the whole variety of technology devices to the Next Level but it depends on the user if device processor is a key consideration for them.