Qualcomm's Newest SnapDragon Runs 4 Cores at 2.5GHz
Qualcomm today announced the latest addition to its SnapDragon line of mobile processors. The APQ8064 in the most advanced chip in Qualcomm's line, and boasts a quad-core design at speeds that run up to 2.5GHz per core. The APQ8064 is made with 28nm processing, which Qualcomm says helps to reduce power requirements while controlling heat output. The chip also supports a quad-core graphics chip for better gaming support. The APQ8064 also includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM radios, includes support for NFC, and is capable of handling 20 megapixel cameras and 3D video capture. Qualcomm expects the chip to begin sampling in early 2012.
Unlike many competitors, the chip and/or software has a lot of options for keeping power usage down. Each core can be throttled down or even turned off completely. Theref...