Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 got revealed to bring more speed than the older 800 version
The new processor will remain quad-core
This is the year of the quad-code processors for smart devices and we’re already on the starting line of a new octa-core era, because the need for speed grows every day.
In the meantime, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 got revealed to bring more speed than the older 800 version. The new processor will remain quad-core, however it will feature 40% faster Adreno 420 GPU compared to the old Adreno 330. Cloaked at 2.5GHz, the brand new CPU will support 4K video contents at H.264 and H.265 and will go into production next year for many devices.
Meanwhile, Mediatek brought out the big guns and officially released its true octa-core MT6559 chip built on 28nm HPM high-performance process and 8 cores running at 2GHz at the same time. So far Qualcomm hasn’t been announced to work on an octa-core CPU but it’s a matter of time when they start prepping their next generation SoC. Aside from that, Huawei took the opportunity of Qualcomm’s current uninvolvement and started working their own octa-core processor in order to rival the MT6592. Basically, when it comes to processing, things can easily go out of hand as the companies always try to get ahead of one another offering greater performance, more cores and higher class architecture. And all of this for mobile devices that (no matter how you look at it); we usually need for the basic stuff that doesn’t require that much performance.
Speaking of processors, the Qualcomm 805 news arrives shortly after we announced the outcome of the Samsung-ARM meeting. The two companies already reached an agreement to use 64-bit processors in the next Samsung flagship devices coming in 2014, probably the Samsung Galaxy S5. Either way, if the chips aren’t ready for S5, they might make a debut in the future Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
With the same reference, the two companies were rumoured to discuss the topic even further, mentioning 128-bit chips. As expected, the rumors were denied by an official statement that referred to the readers claiming that 64-bit CPU is the new era and the company has no plans for 128-bit processors.