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  • No low-power cores to to complicate things, reasonable clock speeds (4.3GHz), modest power requirements (60W base, 89W turbo), good single-threaded performance, and decent multi-threaded performance. With "only" four cores it's not a 3D rendering powerhouse, but for the average user it should cope quite well. It's slower on multi-threaded tasks than my spare new laptop, which has a 15W 6-core AMD Ryzen 5600U, but only by about 10%, and it's 15% faster single-threaded.



  • As in, you can run complete standalone Linux and Windows instances on your phone. Right now just the Pixel 6, but in the future all up-to-date mobile devices. Why you would want to do this is another question, but my A$300 phone came with 8GB of RAM, so if there's a use for it there's no reason not to do it.


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Disclaimer: I hate sausage rolls, put another pie in the oven baby.

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?




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