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Qualcomm: new Snapdragon is 23% faster than Cortex-A15

By Matthew ยท 12 replies
Apr 26, 2011
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  1. MobileTechWorld has stumbled upon an internal presentation detailing Qualcomm's upcoming system-on-a-chip technology. Based on the new Krait architecture, the MSM8270, MSM8930, MSM8960, and APQ8064 Snapdragon chips are expected to sample this year with the 3G/LTE MSM8960 landing in the hands of Qualcomm's partners this quarter and the rest arriving toward the end of 2011. The SoCs will be available with a single, dual or quad-core CPU clocked up to 2.5GHz along with a dual or quad-core GPU.

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  2. dang!!!...2.5 ghz...
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    I guess having your entire computer be a cell phone that you plug into a monitor/keyboard/mouse dock is not that gimmicky. Once they develop that portable nuclear reactor technology I saw in Fallout 3, we'll be in business.
  4. TrekExpert

    TrekExpert TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    Am I reading this right? Quad core chips for phones clocked at 2.5 gigahertz by the end of 2011? That's better than is in most of the highest end laptops at the moment so that cant be right. If if is Nvidia is going to have their work cut out for them. Their road map was nowhere close to as aggressive as this.

    Edit: I took another look at nvidia's road map and it is closer than I thought. It still doesn't mention the possessor frequency so I still think they will have their work cut out at them matching this.
  5. these wont be for cell phones (quad core with gpu anyway) they are more likely aimed at tablets and laptops (maybe even low powered servers)
  6. TrekExpert

    TrekExpert TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    Even so,
    this blows any tablets, net books, or even ultra-portable laptops out of the water.
  7. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,332   +135

    Why not phones? 75% less power definitely sounds like it's aiming to be as portable as possible. Though even if limited to tablets and laptops that should be nice. Looks like Windows 8 with its ARM support is timed right.
  8. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    +1 ET3D, we are already at dual cores for cell phones, so I won't be surprised with quad cores. However, major issues lies with current technologies of batteries, which need to improve significantly to keep up with all this.
  9. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 300   +6

    2.5GHz!! Oh boy,my dual core is clocked at 2.8GHz.... :p
    I feel that 20M is just an overkill,its not needed as it will just add to the weight and drain the battery as well.The "console quality gaming" remains to be seen...
  10. ebolamonkey3

    ebolamonkey3 TS Rookie Posts: 59

    Imagine one of these in the Asus Transformer 2 :)

    Now Google just needs to give Android more productivity applications like document/spreadsheet/presentation.
  11. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Don't be so enamored by the 2.5GHz clockspeed. GHz is only a small part of the equation. It is DEFINITELY not better than most laptops, let alone high end laptops. Don't kid yourself. It really doesn't even come close. As a quick example, take a 2.5 GHz Core 2 vs a Core i7 at 2.5 GHz and you will see that the Core i7 is more than double (maybe even tripple) the speed. Architecture plays an even bigger role than Hz.
  12. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Actually, I'd rather imagine Kal-El in the ASUS Transformer 2.
  13. Q4, 2011: Tegra 3 (Karl El) vs. PowerVR Series 6 (Rogue) vs. Snapdragon!

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