Qualcomm Octa-Core 64-Bit SoC Rumored To Be In The Works, Should We Expect 4K Too?
Gabriel Roşu / 3 years ago
Earlier reports point to Qualcomm wanting to see 4K capable handsets this year, and they went on working on them no matter what. They also mentioned that this they would also release the first 64-bit capable processors. But recent news tends to combine them all, having Qualcomm now rumored to be working on an Octa-Core processor.
The new SoC is said to feature eight Krait64 general-purpose cores designed in-house at Qualcomm, and would be compatible with ARMv8 architecture with up to 4MB of cache and a 2.5GHz clock speed. Adreno 430 graphics (up from the 330 series) with a 500MHz frequency is also expected to be present in the SoC, along with LPDDR3/LPDDR4 memory controller and various special purpose hardware/accelerators. But does the new specs also include 4K? We have been hearing a lot of news, rumors and official, about what Qualcomm wants to bring this year. Yet it is not clear upon what to expect as a final deliverable.
The SoC should be manufactured on the 20nm architecture and it is possible to arrive as the Snapdragon 810 series in two models. The MSM8994 which is said to be integrated with baseband, and the APQ8094 which is said to require the external telecom chip. However, more information from Qualcomm should shed some light on this SoC in the near future.
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