Qualcomm will improve the Snapdragon this year and bring a multi-core model
The Qualcomm Snapdragon is being one of the main characters in part of the latest mobiles on the market. With a 1 GHz core, it has been chosen in terminals such as the Nexus One, Motorola Droid or Acer neoTouch, and its use has even been speculated in other larger devices, of the netbook type.
And of course Snapdragon has a great future. This week we have started talking about the arrival of a Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core, model 8X72 and that it would also have a pair of cores with a higher frequency than that of the first model, at 1.5 GHz. each and which are called Scorpion. But not only that, but also another new less powerful model, with a 1.3 GHz core. And which will receive the model name 8X50A.
Qualcomm now has a huge rival: NVidia Tegra 2. If the first version of this platform already surprised us all by its excellent power, its evolution presented at the last CES is even better, more powerful and efficient.
Fortunately for Qualcomm, Tegra is a very little used platform, at least in comparison for the success that Snapdragon is having among the very high-end terminals of various manufacturers, so that in that sense they have a earned time that they can take advantage of in improving the new versions of the processor. For now it is said that it will be released throughout 2010, although there is still nothing confirmed by the company.