Qualcomm debuts Snapdragon 805 SoC

Newer and newer mobile devices need more powerful processors and while the Snapdragon 200/400/600/800 families do the job, Qualcomm has decided to introduce an even more powerful processor – the Snapdragon 805.

The new chip has been designed from the ground up to deliver 4K Ultra HD video on mobile devices. To do so the chip makes use of the integrated Adreno 420 GPU, which is 40 per cent faster than its predecessor. The integrated GPU is fully capable of recording, editing and playing 4K videos and if this is not enough it also comes with 4K HEVC decoding.

Four computational Krait 450 cores also hop onto the Snapdragon 805, making it the first mobile chip to run at 2.5 GHz. In addition the cores enjoy memory bandwidth of 25.6 GB/sec, while the chip provides support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

The only downside of the Snapdragon 805 is that the chip has not entered mass production – it will do so in H1 2014.


Source: Qualcomm

Related posts

LG Lucid to debut March 29

LG is almost done with a new smartphone, rumors of which have circled the web for quite some time. We are talking, of course, of the LG Lucid, also known as the LG Cayman. According to a leaked Verizon document the LG Lucid will debut on March 29, 2012. The LG Lucid is definitely not...

AMD prepares successor to Trinity

AMD is working hard on a successor to the upcoming Trinity accelerating processing units (APU). Dubbed Kaveri, the new APU is expected to debut in January of 2013. The novelty will sport a new architecture, named Steamroller and will arrive in dual- and quad-core versions. The new APU...

Intel ships 335 Series SSDs

Chip giant Intel has announced it is currently shipping its new 335 Series SSDs – the first SSDs based on 20 nm NAND flash memory. The new SSD series fully supports SATA 3.0 and comes with 240 GB of capacity. The SSDs reach 500 MB/sec of sequential read speed and 450 MB/sec of...

Leave a comment