A deca-core Snapdragon 818? Nice try, says analyst

A deca-core Snapdragon 818? Nice try, says analyst
"Rubbish," as the British like to say - that's been the elegant commentary of a popular Chinese mobile industry analyst about the recent crazy speculation that Qualcomm might be prepping an answer to MediaTek's deca-core Helio X20 chipset. 

The rumored Snapdragon 818 was said to come with ten processor cores, but the analyst, who has commented on, and been right about Qualcomm's China plans before, dismissed 818 as an elaborate vaporware.

Given that there are hardly any apps or games there, save for synthetic benchmarks, that can utilize, let alone task fully, the current quad- and octa-core processors, ten cores surely seem like an overkill. If we are talking about dedicated co-processors, like the Apple M8 or the Moto X8, which serve as low-power, always-on silicon dedicated to specific tasks, then fine, but ten pure Cortex cores from Qualcomm? This analyst will have none of it.

source: PanJiutang via G4Games

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21 Comments

1. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Oh Qualcomm, when will you ever learn?

9. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Well it's mediatek that actually released one not Qualcomm.

13. waddup121 unregistered

LOL knew it. Too good to be true...df is an Adreno 532?

17. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Too good? it'd be worst use of soc die space.

20. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2429; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The Adreno 532 was another indicator to me that it was fake, but the biggest way I was able to tell was that it looked as though they just went into Microsoft Word and typed into a table. They didn't even bother to change the font from the standard Calibri.

14. SmartNingen

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

When all smartphone customers learn that 10 cores aren't better than 4 or 2 cores.

2. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

why they dont just improve on quad core processors ??!!! 1) CORE SPEED OF 5GHZ 2) 10 nm 3) cortex a78 no one need 10 core cpu

6. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You did see the past of the article where it said this wasn't true, didn't you?

12. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

i dont care if it is true or not the fact is that they are already working on it even they dont want to tell use for reasons i dont understand if qualcome is not planing this kind of cpu im sure samsung and mediatek already are

15. SmartNingen

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Is this the stupidity of youth?

10. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I blame mediatek and Samsung for it their the one made it is only good in benchmarks.

3. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Some ask why, others say why not

7. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Exactly. ....that's how technology advances

4. bambamboogy02

Posts: 840; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I think they should get with google, and learn how to optimize the cores that are already existing. Get with the software people, and learn how to optimize the hardware. Or even if google got with them to learn how to optimize the hardware. Wouldn't that be a nifty idea?

5. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Well, the rumor was a clear hoax from the beggining. I don't think many people in this site actually bought it. At least I found it very hard to believe.

8. redmd

Posts: 1941; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'm fine with it. Bring it on Qualcomm.

11. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

snapdragon can't even figure out how to keep quad core under wraps and now they are seeking deca core.. you will need to heat deflector to keep from burning yourself!

16. SmartNingen

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Wow. Last year everyone was happy with Qualcomm. One wrong chip and all of you turn your backs on them. YOU BACKSTABBERS!!!!

18. xperian

Posts: 420; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

it seems there are a lot of aho ningen

21. SmartNingen

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Is that so? P.S. aho = idiot in japanese ningen = human in japanese

19. h27_Venom

Posts: 76; Member since: May 16, 2014

Following mediatek will damage your reputation qualcomm..!!

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