The Windows 10 operating system powering mobile devices including smartphones and tablets will use octa-core CPUs and powerful GPUs.
This information has been revealed by Microsoft. The Game Developer Conference 2015 will be held from 2-6 March in San Francisco. Microsoft will hold a session titled "Sustained Gaming Performance in Multi-Core Mobile Devices", on 6 March at the developer event.
The session description suggests that Windows 10 running phones and tablets with octa-core central processing units and powerful graphics units are expected soon. But there are no details on the time frame of the availability. Below is a description of Microsoft's session at GDC 2015.
"Modern mobile devices and smartphones are reaching the computing capabilities reserved until recently for desktop PCs. Windows 10 phones and tablets with 8 CPUs and very powerful GPUs are expected soon. Despite significant progress in reducing power consumption these devices are able to draw more power under sustained load than can be safely dissipated with current passive cooling technologies. Windows 10 and the hardware it runs on are designed to safely handle such situations, mostly by reducing the system performance - which could affect game-play negatively. Learn to counter this effect by designing games that achieve sustained thermal-to-quality tradeoffs in these systems."
Recently, the Chinese site WPDang reported that Microsoft's flagship smartphone with Windows 10 OS will be launched between May and June this year. Prior to this, Microsoft will introduce two new Lumia handsets for mid- and and low-end users at the MCW 2015 event.