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Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 810 and 808 64-bit SoCs

By Alex Wong - on 8 Apr 2014, 4:20pm

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 810 and 808 64-bit SoCs

The newly announced Snapdragon 810 and 808 are two 64-bit SoCs from Qualcomm, which will power a good number of upcoming flagship and mid-range smartphones next year. Both the Snapdragon 810 and 808 will see significant improvements in processor performance, 3D rendering, and LTE.

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The Snapdragon 810 will replace the Snapdragon 805 as the highest-end chipset, with four Cortex-A57 and four Cortex-A53 processor cores. The Cortex-A57 is said to offer a 22 to 55 percent increase in performance at the cost of just 20 percent increase in power consumption, but it will have a 20 percent difference that will be offset by the use of a 20mm manufacturing process, as opposed to 28mm. The chipset is divided into two groups, where all cores can run concurrently, provided they're at the same frequency. For GPU, the Snapdragon 810 has a brand new Adreno chip and it's 40 percent faster than the current Snapdragon 800 or 801 chipsets. It also has a hardware H.265/HEVC encoder, while the ISP uses 14-bit image processing. This upcoming high-end chipset has a 64-bit bus to support LPDDR4-1600 RAM with 3,200MHz data rate and 25.6GB/s bandwidth.

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The Snapdragon 808, on the other hand, uses an A57/A53 combo, which is a hexa-core processors with two Cortex-A57 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. The GPU is Adreno 420, with 30 percent better performance than the Adreno 330. The mid-range chipset has a 64-bit memory bus to support LPDDR3-933 RAM with 1,866 MHz data rate and 15GB/s bandwidth, but the ISP in this chipset can only decode H.265/HEVC but not encode it. Both chipsets feature 4G LTE Cat. 6 modems, which can theoretically offer a maximum download speed of 300Mbps. To achieve that speed, Qualcomm bonds up to three 20MHz data pipes.

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