ARM (ARMH) has launched its Cortex-A50 CPU core line: the first two designs are the A57, which...

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ARM (ARMH) has launched its Cortex-A50 CPU core line: the first two designs are the A57, which ARM claims delivers 3x the performance of the processors found in today's high-end phones, and the smaller A53, which supposedly can match the performance of said processors while consuming 1/4 as much power. Initial licensees include AMD (previous), Broadcom, Samsung, and STMicroelectronics. Absent are Qualcomm and Apple, who use custom ARM cores. The first A50-based chips are due in 2014.