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Qualcomm announces 64-bit, entry-level Snapdragon 410

09 December, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Qualcomm announces 64-bit, entry-level Snapdragon 410 - read the full textQualcomm announced its first 64-bit mobile chipset – the Snapdragon 410. Curiously, the SoC is not a high-end powerhouse, but one designed for devices with sub-$150 price tag. Alongside its 64-bit capability, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 will also bring 4G LTE connectivity to the masses....

 

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For everyone thinking 64 bits is to access higher ram, you're wrong, current ARM chips can access ram up to 40bit addressing, which is way higher than 4GB, also to ifans who thinks 64bits would give much more performance it can give a little bump but not such big case if apps doesn't support it, also it costs more memory for 64bit instructions, as ARM says A50 is a 32bit with 64bit capability nothing much..

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  • 2013-12-12 21:25
  • JstP

> In reply to Protocol @ 2013-12-10 22:07 from rKd% - click to readI thought that they can read 4GB or higher, not that the need 4GB. I could be wrong. I bet they will have a phone with 4GB of ram to go along with the 64bit processor just as a marketing gimmick.

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  • 2013-12-12 00:27
  • kxIs

Qualcomm, which acts as a supplier to handset-makers, will soon be trying to convince them to buy 64-bit chips. Little wonder, then, that Qualcomm's press relations team quickly repudiated Mr Chandrasekher's claim that beyond being able to support more RAM, there was "zero benefit" to 64-bit chips. There is—which is why Apple has adopted them. : [The economist]
This based on the opinion of Anand Chandrasekher, the chief marketing officer of Qualcomm, a rival technology firm, told Techworld: "Predominantly...you need it for memory addressability beyond 4GB [gigabytes]

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  • 2013-12-11 07:28
  • mT}5

Inspired by this, Toyota will produce V12 engine for low end car. Nah, I am just kidding. I am sure this is to prepare low end phone for 64-bit apps.

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  • 2013-12-11 04:42
  • PRp%

> In reply to persiaa @ 2013-12-10 20:02 from awEL - click to readIntel i7, AMD FX series LOL

Nothing new :P

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  • 2013-12-11 02:36
  • 9xx6

Just another marketing gimmick. 64 bit needs 4 GB RAM or higher.

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  • 2013-12-10 22:07
  • rKd%

i waiting for octa 64bit :D...................

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  • 2013-12-10 20:02
  • awEL

This really sounds like:
"..... and one year later"

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  • 2013-12-10 17:39
  • niMc

This should be a Marketing gimmick.

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  • 2013-12-10 17:16
  • ywV1

> In reply to Carlos @ 2013-12-10 14:51 from xTE4 - click to readLOL - It's called slo-mo

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  • 2013-12-10 15:14
  • GT6G

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-10 11:13 from SvC1 - click to readThe focus Google is giving performance and optimization of Android (already seen with Kit-Kat) should push up the available memory for applications and improve overall memory management. If I look at the increase in the clock speed and Android resource optimization I think 1GB will be enough.

Of course, there will always be those people who load every software app and customization they can find into the phone and complain about it running slow. But that can be done to any flagship phone or a desktop computer for that matter.

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  • 2013-12-10 15:12
  • GT6G

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-10 11:17 from SvC1 - click to readI did not say ALL the applications were 32 bit NOR did I say ios 7 is 32 bit.

If you're saying all of the Apple applications released with ios 7.0 were 64 bit you are wrong.

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  • 2013-12-10 14:58
  • GT6G

iOS doesn't lag... How could it, their animations are SO slow!

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  • 2013-12-10 14:51
  • xTE4

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-10 11:13 from SvC1 - click to readWell 64 bit is just a side advantage..
they went with this because of cortex a53..

they lack behind mediatek in low and mid end.. they cannot beat them in price with cortex a7 and krait cores with 4g lte so they went ahead with cortex a53 .. cortex a53 is a slight upgraded cortex a7 .. it is cheap to produce and good on performance.. 64 bit is just a side advantage because arm has implemented it..
its just a transition to new processors..

in high end qualcomm will launch cpu based on cortex a57

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  • 2013-12-10 12:35
  • n4Ai

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-10 11:13 from SvC1 - click to readIm sure they just testing it out to see if it works out well,take this as test run

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  • 2013-12-10 12:29
  • Gfve

I don't understand why people complain and saying things like "that's waste of time" Qualcomm is a extremely successfull company so I'm sure they know exactly what they doing

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  • 2013-12-10 11:42
  • 39xW

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-10 08:52 from GT6G - click to readiOS 7 and Apple's applications such as Pages, Numbers and Keynote have all been rewritten for the 64-bit A7. They are not 32-bit code.

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  • 2013-12-10 11:17
  • SvC1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-10 08:52 from GT6G - click to readWhy is Qualcomm going 64 bit on its lowest chip? This will simply be paired with 512mb or 1gb RAM on low-end phones. No OEM will include 4gb RAM on a low-end phone in 2014, which makes this a waste of time.

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  • 2013-12-10 11:13
  • SvC1

> In reply to OSagnostic @ 2013-12-10 09:29 from n5bN - click to readThat should have said "64 bit data bus".

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  • 2013-12-10 09:30
  • n5bN

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