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Qualcomm Snapdragon roadmap talks of 2.5 GHz quad-core CPUs

16 September, 2011 | Read the news | Post your comment
Qualcomm Snapdragon roadmap talks of 2.5 GHz quad-core CPUs - read the full textQualcomm has just revealed its Snapdragon roadmap, showing us the chipsets that we should be looking forward to this year and things are looking pretty exciting. Apparently, we are just a few months away from mobile chipsets with 2.5GHz quad-core CPUs. The S4 class of the Snapdragon family,...


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> In reply to Alexzander @ 2011-09-16 13:16 from pkp3 - click to readWhile it's true that the clock speeds are coming up, Intel processors are still going to be faster, even at the same clock speeds. Similar to how AMD processors don't carry out code at the same rate as relative Intel processors... Still, I'm looking forward for the futuristic supercomputer tablets.

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  • 2012-08-30 02:36
  • 4Jwc

what is the first tablet to run this chip

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  • 2011-09-27 22:15
  • mcU{

> In reply to nokia rulez @ 2011-09-17 18:49 from vbR% - click to readExcept you forget that its Android OS so it'll hog the majority of any CPU you throw in it just to run the OS and drain your battery

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  • 2011-09-18 19:36
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> In reply to TC @ 2011-09-16 20:08 from 392H - click to readfuture Android will also run your microwave owens,refrigerator,washing machine,TV,cars,buses,Trains, Aircraft, space shuttles,inter-continental ballistic missiles etc or what ever you can imagine do you guys know any difference between PC OS and phone OS

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  • 2011-09-17 18:49
  • vbR%

it will be better than Cortex A15 in terms of both speed and power efficiency

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  • 2011-09-17 15:47
  • 2SRR

Cortex A9 or don't even try.

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  • 2011-09-17 08:45
  • k76b

I love advancement in Technology!!!

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  • 2011-09-17 08:19
  • fsV9

Now science replaces god in form of human..
we are the creators..

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  • 2011-09-17 05:20
  • 7qI4
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The technology of chipset is running to fast while battery of better generation was not developed as outside popular. Just hilarious, because cells will be out with very big size in next for the bigger extended battery so that it would be the tablet ! :(

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  • 2011-09-17 03:57
  • wuqE

Sigh.. It's a friggin roadmap designed to boost investor confidence

Qualcomm are probably more concerned about whether they'll still be around in 2 years

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  • 2011-09-17 00:52
  • tA8K

HTC need Duracell battery.

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  • 2011-09-17 00:39
  • 49xm

this technology is nothing until manufacturers find a solutions on how to power up our wireless devices... Why they did not invest first in Hybrid solar and kinetic technology to power our wireless devices without plugging to electric outlet... ............... do you agree????????????

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  • 2011-09-16 22:29
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> In reply to TC @ 2011-09-16 20:08 from 392H - click to readThose alternatives are very poor,in fact there is not 100% compatibility between some, the GIMP and other useless crappy copies can´t match the originals.

You can´t compare Alternatives with real ones, I hear many years before for the annihilation of Microsoft with cheap alternatives (Like Linux) and you can see the results even the hardware compatibility are better in Microsoft OS than any other....:P

There are plenty Microsoft for many years to come.....

However I like more a tablet for travel than any laptop or netbook, I don´t care if is Android, iOS or Windows 8 (by the way that tablet looks AMAZING) I like more the way those works than any other.

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  • 2011-09-16 21:04
  • Pr@n

if u want tell about cpu clock speed and cores, its not all about hd movie playback and games!!! i believe, next generation lower end cpu will play hd movies flawlessly (not for their power hungry cloock-speed or cores, but for more intelegent instruction set !!!). but the web today is getting bigger and bigger. today most important part of a smartphone is browsers, and they are oviously power hungry. good to see powerfull mobile cpus for tomorrow to keep people actively connected !!!

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  • 2011-09-16 20:36
  • K6md

People are saying that the processor will drain off a car's battery... But wait: there is a ultra-small lisure for the CPU, 1ghz Snapdragons take quite a lot of power, but 65nm to 22nm is a BIG diference, much smaller, less power inside the CPU.

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  • 2011-09-16 20:17
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> In reply to The Boy with Red Hat @ 2011-09-16 17:00 from Pr@3 - click to readFuture versions of Android that can replace Windows 7, and Ubuntu..., on laptops will not be the same as Android is today, and there will be alternatives to use instead of Adobe Premiere, Autocad and Photoshop PRO!

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  • 2011-09-16 20:08
  • 392H

Geez, lots of luddites on here. Am Why the heck are you folk even using the internet then, you don't seem top want progression for a piece TECHNOLOGY

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  • 2011-09-16 20:05
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> In reply to Ishi @ 2011-09-16 17:17 from vaNH - click to readMore than "lil tweaks" is needed for WP7 to be able to handle more than single-core!

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  • 2011-09-16 20:04
  • 392H

Let's not start to imagine these quad-core 2.5 ghz processors as for smart phones just yet, they are most likely going to be reserved for tablets and in-car navigation and multimedia systems.

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  • 2011-09-16 19:15
  • LKm5

Witch cores will they use? ARM's 15?

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  • 2011-09-16 18:41
  • 3V5g

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