Qualcomm overhauls its mobile processor lineup with the Snapdragon 200, 400, 600, & 800
posted by Michael H. / Jan 07, 2013, 8:53 PM
The Snapdragon 600 is the chip that is essentially the direct upgrade point from the current top-of-the-line Snapdragon S4 Pro, with moving the quad-core Krait CPU to the Krait 300 and the Adreno GPU to the Adreno 320. Qualcomm is claiming that the Snapdragon 600 will offer 40% better performance compared to the S4 Pro, and this series of chipsets is expected to hit the market in Q2 2013.
The top of the line is the Snapdragon 800 which plans to push forward every aspect. The quad-core Krait CPU get bumped to the Krait 400, running upwards of 2.3GHz per core, and supposedly will offer 75% better performance. The Adreno 330 GPU promises double the graphics power. Additionally, the chipset will offer a faster LTE Cat 4 modem, faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi, QFHD video recording, support for display resolutions up to 2560 x 2048, and components tuned for lower power consumption. The Snapdragon 800 series will start hitting devices mid-year, and will be available in both smartphones and tablets.
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This sounds promising, I can't wait to see how it stacks up against the Tegra 4 and the new exynos processors
posted on Jan 07, 2013, 8:56 PM 14
S4 is widely successful so why drop the brand? I'm sure many people will be confused by Qualcomm new branding. And I'm disappointed that nothing was revealed about new chips features, lots of music and little information. This is pale in comparison to nVidia spectacular show yesterday. I think nVidia will beat Qualcomm this year.
posted on Jan 07, 2013, 10:10 PM 3
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But you can overclock the Exynos A15 upto 2.8 comparing it to 2.3. The 800 is a A15 Cortex
posted on Jan 07, 2013, 9:01 PM 0
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800 is not A15. It is upgraded Krait ( Krait 400)
posted on Jan 07, 2013, 11:35 PM 0
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Krait has not been released so it is hard to tell.but here is estimation. Krait 400 is said to be 70% faster than S4 pro. S4 pro had 3.3DMIPS/MHz so krait 400 will have 5.6 DMIPS/MHz. Exynos 5250 which had 4.6 DMIPS/MHz. Samsung is moving from 32nm to 28nm. So it may increase to 5 DMIPS/MHz at max. Maximum clock rate of krait 400 will be 2.3GHz while of Exynos will be 2.0GHz. So considering this Krait 400 will be faster than Exynos 5 series(approx 20%) .
posted on Jan 11, 2013, 8:38 AM 0
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:¬O As Axl Rose once said: "Where do we go? Where do we go now? Where do we go?"
posted on Jan 07, 2013, 9:09 PM 1
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OK then....I seriously can't wait till the benchmarks come out...tegra 4 vs snapdragon 800. Its gonna be the equivalent of the Superbowl for me..... loll
posted on Jan 07, 2013, 9:10 PM 7
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These are actually two SoCs, the Snapdragon 600 & 800 will use the Krait 300 & 400. The Snapdragon 800 uses four Krait 400 cores.http://www.anandtech.com/show/
posted on Jan 07, 2013, 9:50 PM 0
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wow, well okay then. Crapdragons these are not. i will look forward to seeing how this compares to the T4 and the E5Q. o:
posted on Jan 07, 2013, 9:52 PM 5
haha you were saying king?
posted on Jan 07, 2013, 10:52 PM 0
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75% increase in CPU performance and double the graphics power of the S4 Pro quad means the 800 should compare VERY nicely to the Exynos 5450 and T4. Let's just hope Qualcomm's claims are right, and 2013 will be a very good year for consumers, more specifically, mobile gamers. Still waiting on that Exynos 5450, though... Maybe Samsung will get taken off its throne?
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 2:09 AM 4
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wowza! i'm still on OMAP4 over here! with a little less than a year left on my contract(which actually doesn't matter because I'm not buying subzidized phones anymore) and two whole generations of chips have passed. I bet by the time I decide what phone to get a 3rd will be around the corner if not already out.
posted on Jan 07, 2013, 10:24 PM 1
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So 600 and 800 is A15 processors like Nvidia tegra 4, or are they Still A9 processors like Previous Kraits......????
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 2:12 AM 0
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neither. Qualcomm does not use ARM designs directly like Samsung and Nvidia. They use them for compatibility reference but the design is Q's. It's a double edged sword that until recently was hurting them in the long game.
posted on Jan 08, 2013, 8:46 AM 0
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