Qualcomm announces next-gen Snapdragon mobile-processors
Wow, innovation from the chip makers is going on such a fast pace that one can only dream of thinking the current technology will last next six months. Today’s super phone will be the feature phone of tomorrow.
Coming back to the Qualcomm announcement, company showcased its next mobile processor architecture for the Snapdragon family. The new processor micro-architecture, code-named Krait, in the next-generation Snapdragon will be offering speeds of up to 2.5GHz per core and delivering 150 percent higher overall performance, as well as 65 percent lower power than currently available ARM-based CPU cores.
Company also said that these chipsets will be available in single-, dual- and quad-core versions and include a new Adreno GPU series with up to four 3D cores, and integrated multi-mode LTE modem.
Latest Generations of Qualcomm Snapdragon Processors:
- Single-core MSM8930
- Dual-core MSM8960
- Quad-core APQ8064
“Just as the original Snapdragon revolutionized smartphones with the first 1GHz processor, these new generations of Snapdragon will revolutionize the next wave of mobile entertainment and computing,” said Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president and group president for Qualcomm.
Samples of the MSM8960 are anticipated to be available in Q2 2011 and samples of the MSM8930 and APQ8064 are anticipated to be available in early 2012.