Benchmark pass suggests that the 64-bit, octa-core Snapdragon 810 has been put into testing


You've probably always suspected as much, but manufacturing quality processors, especially ones small enough to simultaneously fit into a smartphone, and provide enough performance muscle, is darn hard. That's why the Snapdragon 810 -- Qualcomm's next 'flagship' chip -- is still nowhere near market-ready, and won't be until 2015, even though the company announced it months ago. Need proof? Well, the team behind the AnTuTu benchmark just had their first sighting of the new silicon.

The 64-bit, octa-core Snapdragon 810 touts an Adreno 430 GPU, and two sets of four Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 cores, respectively. All said, this new combo is expected to provide some serious performance benefits over the Snapdragon 805 -- up to 50% more speed, while also drawing considerably less power.

In case you were wondering, the SD810 was powering what we guess is a prototype device with a 6.2-inch, 1600 x 2560 pixel resolution display and 4GB of RAM (that the SD810 can address in their full). The device in question was running Android 4.4.2 KitKat.


2015 can get here sooner -- that's all we're going to say.

source: AnTuTu (translated) via G For Games

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44 Comments

73. yogeshkumar19

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 12, 2014

Good read, but I am looking for a detailed performance analysis for qualcomm snapdragon 810

72. magnum44 unregistered

No wonder Qualcomm is offering Samsung a discount on the Snapdragon 805 for the Note 4

71. magnum44 unregistered

So we now hear the 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 has just been put into testing and still nowhere near market-ready, and won't be until 2015. At the same time we hear/read a Note 4 version will come with a 64-bit Exynos 5433 chipset after two weeks. Both chipsets are based on the same ARM v8 SoC with Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 cores. All that means that Samsung must have achieved a clear lead and massive leap over Qualcomm on the 64-bit front ... if the Note 4 processors-related rumours proved correct on 3rd September.

66. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

All of this arguing is stupid... Just get the device that you like.. Screw everything else. For me, I personally would love to have this new chip in my next Lumia device..

70. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I hope Microsoft will make Windows Phone 64-bit compatible on time, i guess that that will be when Windows Treshold will be released for Phone/Tablet and Desktop....

53. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I guess The 810 is 20 nm? Was expecting 14nm by the first half of 2015

37. JMartin22

Posts: 2424; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

2015 and the Snapdragon 810 are going to rock the tech front with this huge generational leap. Galaxy S6 here I come!

36. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Guess i'll have to wait for Note 5 to have this :(

67. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

It's Ok. The Note 4 is going to be a pretty good device... I want this chip in my next Lumia, but I can wait for it to be in the device after my next one..

68. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Looking forward on the L1530.

32. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

what good is it if its not in note4?

15. engineer-1701d unregistered

since apple is begging samsung to make there new chips they want the 14nm since no one else can do it.

24. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

"Please please Samsung, don't do this to us, without you, we Apple are nothing" please, we will pay you double the revenue.: "Samsung, okay"

13. tahnik

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

Shouldn't they think more about improving the single core performance? I mean look at AMD. Intel with 4 cores is still better because the softwares are made that way. I think these companies along with Google should think more about optimizing the software and make the most of single cores so less cores will be needed to run everything smoothly. Less core=less power drain=more battery life

12. engineer-1701d unregistered

is it the ip5s a7 chip built by samsung

11. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Too bad that Qualcomm will go vanilla next year, R.I.P Scorpion & Krait.

3. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

And Jakelee was criticising the Big-little.... And know Snapdragon is using the same theroy as Samsung did on thier Exynos.

5. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Yes, Qualcomm now sucks.

10. engineer-1701d unregistered

so jake what chip do you like.?

19. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

He's a hardcore Apple Royally, Fan,....

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Cool I guess but isit superior to the K1 or not? I'm just curious.

50. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Without doubt it will be a lot faster CPU wise, and roughly on par GPU wise.. but it will have vastly superior connectivity and more advanced subroutine processing. Lastly but most importantly, it will have much lower TDP

1. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Still testing the 32-bit guest Android? 64-bit ready? LMAO.

4. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

What good is 64bit with a useless pathetic 1gb Ram, on your Ip5s?

6. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Go study aarch32 and aarch64 ISA and register set before embarrassing yourself any further here with your BS.

44. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

64bit is the way to go. It is the future. Stop favouring a particular brand. Favour technology as whole. This article is about 64bit snapdragon 810 being tested, whether it be on android or any other OS it doesn't matter let technology advance. Fine you don't like android u might favour ios or WP but be thankful u got other choices once you've tired of one os or ur favourite platform fails. And android L is 64bit supported. And google obviously did a great job. Also their software engineers know coding and stuffs better than you. Please try to look from the view of technology rather spamming every android article. Don't waste ur time

48. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Are you an idi*t or do you just pretend to be? The reason of different architecture x86 to x64 was to increase the maximum RAM limit from 4GB to 192GB (on current Windows) platform. Before that super computers had different CPUs with 4GB RAM limits in a honeycomb structure so as to increase the processing power. And iPhones never really utilized that 64-bit architecture you seem so proud of. The coding of iOS was such. Why do you think iOS runs exactly the same on iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S. So please don't embarrass your own self any further. The only thing you should be proud of regarding an iPhone is the software integration with the hardware and the extreme ease of use. Not 64-bit CPUs cause that was just a bragging right, nothing more.

51. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

56. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

No he is not wrong the jump to 64bit in case of arm has brought about four main advantages . 1) newer a8 instruction set. 2) higher number of out of order execution . 3) more ram. 4) double register space .

21. tahnik

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

So just because they don't need more than 1 GB ram, they should stay at 32-bit architecture? What kind of logic is that? 64-bit instructions removes the gap between PC and Mobile computing. And this is great for developers. When mobile computing reaches the level of PC it will be easy for developers to make the applications same for all platforms. It is a leap forward. I'm not calling it a revolution or innovation. But it is good for them and they know what they are doing.

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