Getting a sneak peek at Qualcomms new processors

April 27, 2011 by Katie Gatto weblog

(PhysOrg.com) -- A reporter over at MobileTechWorld happened upon an internal presentation, written by Qualcomm, that tells the story of its upcoming system-on-a-chip technology. It outlines four new chipsets that you can expect to see in the systems of the near future.

The four processors, which will be based on the new Krait , will be called MSM8270, MSM8930, MSM8960, and APQ8064 Snapdragon chips. The processors, which are expected to sample this year and to begin showing up in the works of Qualcomm's partner companies products by the end of this year. The processors are expected to be shown off in single, dual and quad-core CPUs that can be clocked at speeds of up to 2.5GHz.

So, how much real difference will these next generation processors give to the end user? Well, according to the slides that were leaked, the next generation processors are expected to give machines five times greater performance than the existing line of Snapdragon chips. The newer chips will, at the same time, consume significantly less power than the current generation of Snapdragon chips, about 75% less power. That means that these processors could be of use in mobile systems, where power use becomes a serious issue for .

The details get a little sketchy when you begin to talk about graphics. While we do know that these processors will rely on a next-gen Adreno , but we do not know which one. No specific mention has been made of the most likely candidate, the Adreno 3xx. Others have speculated that it may be the Adreno 22x. Either way, the company claims that the system will be capable of delivering both console quality gaming and by able to support 1080p displays.

Explore further: IBM's new Power 5 chips based on SOI and copper interconnects.

More information: via Mobiletechworld

Related Stories

Multi-core ARM Chips Slated For Smartphones Next Year

June 16, 2009

ARM is the chip design company that makes processors for smartphones like the Palm Pre and Apple iPhone 3G. By next year we can expect to see dual-core processors in smartphones, with quad-core to follow sometime in the future.

Qualcomm announces a new family of mobile Snapdragon Chipsets

February 14, 2011

(PhysOrg.com) -- Qualcomm just announced today its next mobile processor architecture for the Snapdragon family chipsets that will include the single-core MSM8930, the dual-core MSM8960 and the quad-core APQ8064. The single, ...

Recommended for you

Interactive tool lifts veil on the cost of nuclear energy

August 24, 2015

Despite the ever-changing landscape of energy economics, subject to the influence of new technologies and geopolitics, a new tool promises to root discussions about the cost of nuclear energy in hard evidence rather than ...

Smart home heating and cooling

August 28, 2015

Smart temperature-control devices—such as thermostats that learn and adjust to pre-programmed temperatures—are poised to increase comfort and save energy in homes.

1 comment

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

Ricochet
not rated yet Apr 28, 2011
I'm starting to think it's a very good thing that I can't upgrade my Droid 1 phone until November... It's hard to imagine a phone that more than doubles the processing power of my current phone but uses about the same amount of power.

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.