Information about the series and architecture of Microsoft SQ1, as well as the release date of processor.
The processor series is marked with a number. The first digit indicates the processor generation. The following digits specify the device modification – the higher they are, the more powerful the CPU characteristics are.
A code name is typically chosen from the names of cities, rivers, lakes, and so on. For example, Intel traditionally gives its integrated circuit-based developments code names based on geographical names (since they cannot be registered as a trademark by anyone else): such as the names of cities, rivers, or mountains located next to Intel manufacturing facilities responsible for producing the corresponding circuit.
Cortex-A76 / A5
In the majority of cases, the later the release date, the more powerful and advanced the processor.
The main technical characteristics of Microsoft SQ1 processor.
A larger number of cores means that it is possible to distributed load between them. Due to this fact, your device is less likely to be overloaded.
When performing tasks, an operating system defines one physical CPU core as two logical ones. As it’s commonly known, multithreading makes it possible to increase the device operating speed. Which results in fact that it can receive more simultaneous commands. Moreover, if one logical core receives a task but fails to cope with it, with the second core being inactive, then the latter helps the first one with solving the task.
In general, the higher the clock speed, the faster the processor operates. But VsRank recommends paying attention to a number of other factors as well.
L2 Cache (second-level cache of a processor) is slower if compared to L1, however it is larger in size. It can be from 256 kilobytes to 32 megabytes in volume. L2 cache contains data that a processor may need in future. The majority of up-to-date processors contain L1 and L2 caches directly on processor cores, with each core receiving its own cache.
L3 Cache (third-level cache) is the largest and the slowest cache. Its average size can start from 4 and reach up to 256 megabytes. In up-to-date CPUs, a chip contains a separate space for L3 cache.
The smaller the technological process, which in other words means – the more perfect (more miniature) the technology, the more transistors fit in onto a chip of the same measure, which results in higher processor performance. At the same time, it reduces power consumption, as well as secures lower thermal radiation.
Characteristics of an integrated graphics processing unit. Support of 4K, clock speed, as well as video core memory capacity.
A video core is a model of an integrated graphics processing unit.
DirectX is a set of functions developed to provide easy and efficient solution of tasks related to multimedia, game and video programming for Windows operating systems by Microsoft.
Support by processors of such advanced technologies as multithreading, Turbo mode, AES cryptographic algorithm, and x86 AVX command system extension.
Virtualization technologies make it possible to create multiple logical systems on a single computer – in other words, isolated virtual machines with a complete set of functions of physical devices.
Turbo technology dynamically increases the processor frequency to the currently required level, using the difference between the nominal and the maximum values of the temperature and power consumption parameters, which makes it possible to increase power consumption efficiency or to “accelerate” processor should the need arise.
Multithreading is an ability of the central processing unit (CPU) or a single core within a multicore processor to execute multiple processes or threads simultaneously.
Advanced Encryption Standard, which is also known as Rijndael – a symmetric block encryption algorithm adopted as an encryption standard by the United States government based on the results of AES competition. This algorithm has been thoroughly analyzed and is widely used now, as it was the case with its predecessor DES.
Advanced Vector Extensions - x86 command system extension for Intel and AMD microprocessors, offered by Intel in March 2008. AVX provides various kinds of enhancements, new instructions and an advanced encoding scheme for machine codes.