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Qualcomm Will Ship Dual-Core, 1.5GHz Chips in Q4

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Aug 17, 2010, 9:38 AM   by Philip Berne

Qualcomm will ship a newer version of its Snapdragon processor by the end of this year, with devices to follow soon after. The new dual-core QSD8672 chip will run at clock speeds up to 1.5GHz. The chip will be manufactured using a 45nm process. The new processor will use a feature Qualcomm calls individual voltage scaling, so each of the two cores can be clocked independently for better power management. The chip ups the ante on video capabilities, with the potential to display 1080p video content, up from the 720p capability of the older MSM8660 Snapdragon chip. The new chipset will also integrate HDMI output.

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Aug 17, 2010, 10:24 AM

When is it going to far with cell phone

ok..when do we draw the line..i mean its great we have all this in a cell phone but why dont we just put graphic cards in these phones too while we are at it....... Rolling Eyes
restrictions: size, weight, heat. The step up is something in the neighborhood of a PMP, netbook, or laptop.

Those are just the mass populace though, I'd carry a phone if it was big but capable, like a graphics card to let me play somekind of sweet...
Nvidia is working on something along those lines.
It really would be wise to better the battery technology before adding any more goodies into a phone.
Yeah, lets complain that cellphones keep advancing in technology. Rolling Eyes
Actually the Iphone 4, Samsung Wave, Epic and Galaxy already have built in GPUs (graphics processing units) in them. Their just like the graphics cards on a PC. Its called the SGX from a company called Power VR who by the way built the GPUs for the Se...
You know, I remember a time when I actually thought having a camera in a phone was stupid and I would never need or want one. Now, I can't imagine having a phone with less than a five megapixel camera.

My daughter will one day not be able to imagi...
It will never be. As the tech becomes smaller, and more energy-efficient, mobile devices will become closer to laptops in features and capabilities. Which is awesome. It reminds me of sci-fi ideas from Neuromancer and Ghost in the Shell, all rolled...
They already do... Laughing Most Smartphones have a separate gpu already on board. But these new cpu's scare me a bit as far as battery life. They could probably put out 2ghz processors but battery life is holding them back... for now! Cool
flip mode

Aug 17, 2010, 2:57 PM

I just added 2 Nvidia GTX-285 SLI cards in my T-Mobile G1

yeeeep....Crysis never looked so good Twisted Evil. I wish. I am however rockin Android 2.2 FroYo cyanogen_mod 6 RC3 though. It's pretty nice. I got the HTC EVO 4G sense theme thru AWD Launcher. What does this all have to do with the News Item Bazzle? Nothin...just love and Android Very Happy
Nice! I'm rocking 2.2 FroYo CyanogenMod 6 RC1 on my HTC Hero.
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