Qualcomm Technologies is sampling the first products in its latest generation of processors, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and 600 processors, at the International CES, currently going on in Las Vegas.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors
The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors target premium mobile and computing devices. The processors will deliver up to 75 per cent better performance than the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and the move to 28nm High Performance for mobile (HPm) technology node ensures low power, says the company.
The new Krait 400 CPU in quad configuration, with speeds of up to 2.3 GHz per core offers best-in-class performance per watt; additionally, asynchronous SMP architecture provides dynamic power sensing and control for peak performance per core, while extending battery life without the use of specialized cores. New Adreno 330 GPU delivers more than 2x performance for compute applications over the current Adreno 320 GPU.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors are currently sampling and expected to be available in commercial devices by mid-year 2013.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processors
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor targets high-end mobile devices, and will deliver up to 40 percent better performance than the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor at lower power. The new processor offers system-wide architectural improvements, key component upgrades and expanded connectivity options. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor features a new Krait 300 quad-core CPU with speeds up to 1.9GHz, a new speed enhanced Adreno 320 GPU and support for LPDDR3 memory.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor is sampling now and is expected to be available in commercial devices by second quarter 2013.