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Qualcomm moves to 64-bit with mid-range Snapdragon 410 SoC

By Scorpus ยท 5 replies
Dec 10, 2013
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  1. Yesterday, Qualcomm announced its first 64-bit capable ARM-based system-on-a-chip: the Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916). Destined for mainstream devices, the new SoC makes use of ARM's Cortex-A53 CPU cores, which are the first from the company to use the ARMv8 64-bit architecture,...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,486   +966

    Releasing a 64 bit CPU for a low end market makes so much sense xD...
     
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,995   +2,285

    I like the idea as well but why does it makes sense to you? This kind of tech is usually showcased first in high end hardware.
     
  4. He had an xD at the end and you still didn't pick up on the sarcasm?
     
  5. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,703   +490

    Apple was first to market with x64 chips, and it makes sense a powerhouse like Qualcomm would release one now.
     
  6. The irony was that immediately after the release of Apples A7 processor, Qualcomm said that a 64 processor was just marketing gimmick... These guys are something, let me tell you!,
     

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