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Full details on the new Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System. Please +1 or share for more moto x leaks.

“A mobile computing system powers the new Motorola devices, as opposed to a standard application processor chip found in every smartphone. This involves eight tightly integrated processors, special algorithms, and sensors. No one except Motorola could create this system. The result is a consumer experience like no other. Below is what it entails and see the next section for what it enables:

• Four powerful graphics processors each running at 400 MHz delivering 3.2 million pixel fill rate,16 shader units, 512kb dedicated cached memory and running the Egypt performance benchmark at a blazing 155 frames per second (FPS). Fully compliant with Android Project Butter. 
• Two ultra fast application processors each running at 1.7 GHz, 28nm low-­power technology, high‐speed dual-­channel DDR RAM running at 533 MHz.
• One local natural language processor (L‐NLP). Motorola proprietary low‐power specialized processor with audio sensors, noise estimators, noise cancellation, and speech recognition technology to enable always-on voice based user interaction without sacrificing battery life.
• One contextual computing processor (CCP). Motorola proprietary low-power specialized processor that computes contextual data from sensors enabling intelligent mobile computing and always-on display mode.

Our main chipset has two CPUs and quad GPUs. We have added two additional low­‐power processors (Contextual Processor, Natural Language Processor) in our system design. So we are not saying we have an octa-­core chip, but we have an octa-­core Mobile Computing System. Silicon vendors only like to talk about dual versus quad core main CPUs because that is how they are priced. We have to brand and market our system as opposed to a chip.

Our approach is completely different. We have built a custom system around the application processor. For example, the new Motorola devices do not use the battery hungry application processor to do always on audio or display. We have custom designed our system to deliver great experiences without killing the battery. We have built the first true mobile computing system.”
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As someone who works with FPGAs regularly, I fully approve of the use of application-specific processors. Makes perfect sense. Very cool stuff.
 
running the Egypt performance benchmark at a blazing 155 frames per second (FPS)

Woah. AnandTech should take a look at this SoC pronto.
 
Given this thinking, all the new Tegra 4 devices are 77+ core "mobile computing systems."
 
What +Taylor Wimberly just said. nVidia will start to sell it's CPU as 77-core CPUs... :-/

That said, I do fully approve of these designs!
 
+Taylor Wimberly , is this the same System that is rumored to be in Moto X? or does it have a Snapdragon chip ?  
 
+Pavan Kumar 99% sure this is the same chip in moto x. Also pretty sure that X8 is made by Qualcomm. Could be a new part or just a rebranded Snapdragon.
 
The GPU could be a PowerVR SGX544 MP4
 
Hmm, probably is but even the Snapdragon 800's GPU (Adreno 330) doesn't hit the fabled 155 FPS on Egypt benchmarks.
 
Moto and Google strike again with amazing new ideas!
 
Now the question I have is, Moto X or Maxx... I value the large battery size as I am not always next to a charger and am on my phone constantly throughout the day for work. Hmm...
 
+Jon Calanio This is just marketing talk about benchmarks. Guess we will find out more soon enough. 
 
This thing must be an absolute video processing beast because I'm only getting 29 FPS on GFXBench 2.5 Egypt HD on my Galaxy S4 running the Google Edition ROM and have the CPU pegged at 1.9 GHz and the GPU pegged at 504 MHz!
 
Welp it's just a customized S4 Pro from the look of things, 8960DT. Wonder what the D stands for though.
 
+Steve Blubaugh if I'm reading this correctly, this new design will consume far less energy than any prior mobile device while still delivering astounding real-world performance and responsiveness as well as real-time speech processing.
 
This is my next phone, go south Samsung, Apple crapmakers
 
Do we know anything about the CCP or L-NLP cores?
Are they ARM-based cores? Or DSPs? What MHz?
And the software they licensed for the always-on user interaction?
 
Interesting reading. Sounds promising. It's nice to see a different approach this time around.

Looking forward to seeing how it all performs. 
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