Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon 801 and 64-Bit 8-Core Battle Entry at MWC Snapdragon 610 and 615

The arrival of 64 bits to the ARM platform is a fact to the point that the first to open the market was Apple, we also saw an announcement from Qualcomm and Mediatek yesterday.

Today at MWC 2014, Qualcomm has unveiled three new SoCs, Snapdragon 801, 610 and 615. The first comes as a natural evolution of the Snapdragon with internal enhancements to the model, hitherto the top of the Snapdragon 800 range. Models in the 600 range enter in the 64-bit and 8-core segment.

Snapdragon 801, an accelerated Snapdragon 800 and something else

This model, MSM8974ac, is really a revision of the original Snapdragon 800 model which is given improvements in the field of camera and image processing. In fact, they say that it is capable of processing images with 45% higher performance than its predecessor.

As for the operating frequencies, they are high in both CPU and GPU, which implies a higher final performance.

This chip is the one that Sony Xperia Z2 mounts that has also been presented during the fair and that we have already shown you in rigorous direct.

(Snapdragon 800)
(Snapdragon 800)MSM8974AC
(Snapdragon 801)Process of
Manufacturing28nm LP28nm LP28nm LPCPU4 x Krait 400
4 x Krait 400
2.26 Ghz
4 x Krait 400
2.45 GHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 330
450 MHz
Qualcomm Adreno 330
550 MHz
Qualcomm Adreno 330
578 MHz
memoryDual-channel 32 bits
LPDDR3 1,600
Dual-channel 32 bits
LPDDR3 1,866
Dual-channel 32 bits
LPDDR3 1,866

Support will also be offered for faster eMMC memory cards, standard eMMC 5, and even hardware support for dual SIM (China DSDA) configurations.

Qualcomm and the 64 bits: Snapdragon 615, 610 and 410

Qualcomm 610 and Qualcomm 615 will hit the market at the end of the year, last four of the year and they come as 4 and 8 core models based on Cortex A53, 64-bit.

The chipmaker has unveiled the Qualcomm 610 and 615 at MWC, which will be shipped to its customers in the third quarter and will begin to market in the fourth quarter.

The Snapdragon 610 and 615 are 4 and 8 cores, based on the ARM Cortex A53 architecture respectively. They arrive along with a new GPU, Adreno 405, natural evolution of Adreno 305 (Snapdragon 400). Will offer Hardware Tessellation, Directx X 11.2, OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL 1.2 support

Here are the characteristics of the two new models along with Snapdragon 410:

NameSnapdragon 615Snapdragon 610Snapdragon 410ModelMSM8936MSM8939MSM8916 Process of
Manufacturing28nm LP28nm LP28nm LPCPU8 x ARM Cortex A534 x ARM Cortex A534 x ARM Cortex A53 1.2GHz +ISA32/64-bit ARMv832/64-bit ARMv832/64-bit ARMv8GPUQualcomm Adreno 405Qualcomm Adreno 405Qualcomm Adreno 306H.265 DecodeYesYesNotInterface
memory1 x 64-bit LPDDR2 / 31 x 64-bit LPDDR2 / 31 x 64-bit LPDDR2 / 3Modem9 × 25 core, LTE category 4, DC-HSPA +, DS-DA9 × 25 core, LTE category 4, DC-HSPA +, DS-DA9 × 25 core, LTE category 4, DC-HSPA +, DS-DAWifiQualcomm 802.11ac LIVEQualcomm 802.11ac LIVEQualcomm 802.11ac LIVEeMMC

In the previous table we have not reflected that the Snapdragon 615 model makes use of two groups of 4-core processors optimized to work according to different workloads and being able to work all at once if necessary.

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