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Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 800

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 | Official Website

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 | Official Website

Last Tuesday, Qualcomm took the wraps off of their Snapdragon 800 chip in a benchmarking exhibition in San Francisco. The exhibition is meant to showcase the raw speed of their new processor, which is designated for “premium” smartphone deployment later this year.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Benchmark

Qualcomm is known to provide processors to a number of top mobile devices, including HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4. Although there were no words yet as to which phones and tablets will use the 800 chip, the company showed off the processor’s capabilities using the 700 MHz LTE band that is specific to AT&T.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Benchmark | Quadrant 2.1.1

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Benchmark | Quadrant 2.1.1

Qualcomm showed off the Snapdragon 800 in mobile development platforms, allowing reporters to run a couple of benchmarks. As it turns out, the processor ran smoothly with games such as Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Epic Citadel. Additionally, the chip generated an average frame rate of 59.7 frames per second at 1920 x 1008 resolution.

As for the Snapdragon 800’s power consumption, it was pointed out that such factor couldn’t be qualified via benchmarks during last Tuesday’s testing exhibition.

Features and Availability

During the Consumer Electronics Show last January, Qualcomm announced that the Snapdragon 800 series will be available to premium mobile devices in the later half of 2013.

The mobile processor has a quad-core 28-nm Krait 400 CPU, each running at 2.3 GHz. It also has the new Adreno 330 GPU, 4G LTE model integration for data rates of up to 150 Mbps, as well as 802.11ac WiFi standard support. Moreover, the company said that the upcoming mobile processor will give 75 percent boost in performance compared to the existing Snapdragon S4 chip.

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