Next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8084 chip leaks with Adreno 420 on board

Next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8084 chip leaks with Adreno 420 on board
A mysterious new Qualcomm Snapdragon system chip has appeared on the AnTuTu synthetic benchmark app and it’s a hint of what’s to come next in high-end smartphones and tablets. 

The chip, bearing the codename APQ8084, has the capacity to reach a whopping 2.5GHz clock speed. That’s 200MHz more than the current maximum of the quad-core Snapdragon 800 - it runs at up to 2.3GHz. The new chip is also listed as a quad-core one, but it’s unclear whether we’re talking about Krait 400 processing cores as the ones in the current top-shelf Qualcomm chip, the Snapdragon 800, or a newer modification.

Another interesting features to get unveiled in the mysterious chip’s appearance is the Adreno 420 graphical processing unit (GPU). It is expected to run at higher speeds than current cream of the crop Adreno chips and reach 500MHz clock speeds. The Adreno 4xx series of chips are expected to add support for DirectX11 and WebGL2.0 graphical standards. Looking at pure performance, the new Adreno 420 should get a 10% bump in pixel fill rate when fared against the Adreno 330.

There are a few other improvements expected to happen in this new Snapdragon chip and probably the most important one is support for 64-bit DDR3 memory bandwidth. The whole chip however is still expected to run on a 32-bit architecture and not 64-bit one like the newest Apple A7.

Earlier this year, Qualcomm’s full roadmap leaked out and it now seems that with testing obviously undergoing for the APQ8084, the chip maker is on track to realize its roadmap plans. The Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8084 release is expected to happen in the first half of 2014, and it might well end up on some of next year's top smartphones.



source: MyDrivers (translated) via Android Authority

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40 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yes Qualcomm bringing the best everytime... So if you run after for updated specs everytime then you have to change your phone within every 4-6 months.

7. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

I agree once this is out optimisation on apps for the 600/800 will stop the the cycle will continue leading to not really having true optimisation for the processors! Focus on battery life and letting developers optimise for every single app!

11. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

BRACE YOURSELF, Another Galaxy S4 variant coming with this chip :p

36. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

by the time it gets out it will be on a S5...

37. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

So another Galaxy S4 variant? Sorry, couldn't resist. :p

2. ilia1986 unregistered

Did I hear you say Galaxy S5? :D

3. sss_ddk

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Oh my god, the new lumias are already outdated :p

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

According to you the Note III is outdated too. I pity you people who measure the validity of a device by the 'newness' of the hardware.

9. sss_ddk

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

That was sarcasm. But i'll take the pity, i may need it when i'm old and sick and ugly! :)

19. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

This will be another snapdragon 600, small performance increase over the s4 pro. The real deal will come out later with true 64bit and krait 500 cores + possible hexa/octa + adreno 430.

23. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Yes like First 6 months flagships will be with this.. And next 6 months flagship with what you said. I am also imagining like that. Time will speak.

4. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

420!!! Holla at ur boi Qualcomm

5. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

This should be in the HTC One successor!

8. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Adreno 420?!?! Mamamaaaaa

10. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Wow 10% bump in pixel fill rate!

12. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Why do you need a new phone when you have s800 , 2or 3gb ram,8-13mp cameras,1080p screen,3200 mah battery, nfc,bluetooth 4.0, microusb 3.0, wireless charging,5,5.5,5.7,6inches screens. Almost all the new flagship have the above specs. It will be better for once if we consumers stick to the devices we are rocking now so OEM'S and app developers work on optimizing their hardware and apps for us.

13. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

And with all these raw power the chip is going to use and Qualcomm will say its 50% more battery efficient then 800. Its pretty freaky as chips and displays get powerful and better but even more bettery efficient then previous gens. Imagine some day a chip so powerful but didn't waste battery. :/

14. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Qualcomm on a mission. This is probably the first step towards a 64 bit chip they are soon to introduce.

20. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Tegra 5 and Intels 14nm will have full 64bit first.

30. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Baytrail is already 64bits

15. qiangshengchen

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

this picture from china

16. regie1286

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

may be the LG will be the first company use this updated, beastly Snapdragon processor :)

17. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

TSMC should be given credit because they manufactured the Snapdragon processores. --amidoingitrite?

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

yeaurdoingitrite

27. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

+1 -1 for my spelling

18. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I wonder if people are still calling Qualcomm processors crapdragon.

21. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

They are crapdragon compared to Intel CPUs but Intel's GPUs suck still. The solution OEMS are using is dedicated power vr gpus to bypass their crappy integrated.

24. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I guess like Apple?

22. Android4Ever

Posts: 89; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

No matter what phone you buy, just remember that phone will be outdated/old technology as soon a you leave the store. Kinda like buying a car from the dealership. These companies got us so addicted to this "new technology" that's its becoming scary. I'm still enjoying my S4 with unlimited (no throttling) 4g LTE for $70 a month. But I probably will "jump" whenever the new Galaxy S (5, F, J) or whatever its going to be called in Q1 2014...

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol 420. ;)

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