Qualcomm to introduce new Snapdragon chips and Adreno 400 series in early 2014
There aren’t many details about the upcoming 2014 Snapdragon chips, but the Adreno 400 graphical chip that is said to be getting ready for the limelight won't have a compute part and will not support OpenCL.
In 2014, Qualcomm might have tougher competitors in both CPU and GPU. Nvidia’s Tegra 5 with Logan chip has already shown impressive capabilities that the Adreno series will have to try and match. PowerVR’s 6-series graphics (used in the new iPhone 5s and iPads) are another strong player and ARM has also just unveiled its Mali 700 GPU. Vivante is also making a mobile graphics chip design. With all this, competition will definitely be heated next year.
Let’s keep in mind that the Adreno 400 chips are merely a rumor right now that may or may not materialize (it’s very likely to be true, though). In either case, we’ll know at CES 2014.
CES also used to be the show where a lot of the greatest upcoming smartphones and tablets make their debut, but in recent years manufacturers prefer announcing devices on events they organize alone to get all the spotlight. This year might be different, though, you never know.
1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4537; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Qualcomm is BEASTING right now. lol WOW Adreno 400?!? Holy WOW!
2. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
At least Qualcomm can get a chip out the door faster then Nvdia.
3. mr.techdude (Posts: 566; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Days the chip the next gen HTC one is going to use for sure.
5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2146; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Samsung and ARM's Mali will surprise many. Forget 64bit, power & efficiency will be great in the Exynos 6.
6. Finest (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)
Make sure this is a 64bit unless they wanna get trolled by sammy and apple
7. Amir1 (Posts: 289; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
Are second half of 2014 flagships going to be with qualcomm 64 bit proccessor? i hope so!
8. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
I like all the clamoring for 64bit chips even though they have no idea what its advantages are.
9. zdprince (Posts: 24; Member since: 10 May 2013)
it is just to permit more memory usage since we are currently stuck at the 2048 max level
11. freebee269 (Posts: 529; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
isnt 3gb ram the max android can use at the moment?
10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
I think I'll buy the nexus 5 and not worry about another phone for at least a year and a half....lol
so worrying about these new upcoming chips is probably not gonna be my concern
12. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3125; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I thought 5-inchers were too big for your tastes, Knight.
14. Amir1 (Posts: 289; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
i like all the clamoring people for not making a big deal about 64 bit trying to sound smart, but they aren't really.