Third Look: LG Optimus 3D – Tri-Dual Technology

By on October 1, 2011
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Dual-core CPU, Dual-channel RAM & Dual memory.

I have already looked in-depth at the LG Optimus 3D’s look and feel and 3D performance. Today, in our four part analysis of the phone, I’ll be looking at the dual-channel aspects of the Optimus 3D.

First of all, the LG Optimus 3D features a dual-core CPU, specifically a TI OMAP 4430 chipset with two Cortex-A9 cores running at 1GHz each. Now we all know that dual-core CPUs provide better performance to regular tasks, but two cores does not equal to double the performance numbers, because that would also mean half the battery life!

Dual-core CPUs help out in processing applications better, by facilitating easier multitasking. Even then, though, real performance boost can only be seen if applications are designed for multi-threaded operations that take advantage of two cores to enhance performance. This is where dual-channel memory comes into place. LG has used two 256MB memory modules in their Optimus 3D smartphone, thereby enabling dual-channel memory bandwidth. For single-threaded applications, this will enhance performance by providing a smooth experience, whereas as multi-threaded apps will see a significant performance boost.

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From auditing to editing, I now test and analyze the latest gadgets and games instead of the latest financial statements. Both jobs are equally intense and rewarding. When I'm not burning up hardware in the name of science, you'll find me nuking in DOTA 2 or engineering in TF2.

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  • Natashalovesfashion

    Whoa! I’ve been following the posts on the LG Optimus 3D and must say, it sounds impressive!

  • Natashalovesfashion

    Whoa! I’ve been following the posts on the LG Optimus 3D and must say, it sounds impressive!

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