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Qualcomm's New Dual-Core Snapdragons Claim 75% Power Savings

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Nov 18, 2010, 4:31 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e

Speaking at an analyst event, Qualcomm’s Steve Mollenkopf announced the new Snapdragon MSM8960 processor for mobile devices. The MSM8960 will feature a dual-core design on what Qualcomm calls a new "micro-architecture" that offers a five-fold increase in performance while decreasing power consumption by 75%. The MSM8960 will support Long Term Evolution in addition to all 3G radio technologies, though Qualcomm didn't specify at exactly what speeds. Qualcomm says the MSM8960 will also include a four-fold increase in graphics performance as well as Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and FM radios. Qualcomm didin't mention support for 3D gaming, nor other multimedia features, such as camera and video camera support. The chip will be fabricated using 28 nanometer process technology. Qualcomm expects the chip to sample at some point in 2011.

source: Qualcomm




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Nov 19, 2010, 9:47 AM

awesome , if we can work on battery performance !!

the power is great,and even better if we are not going against the battery life.

i like the way this is going
The CPU matters when it comes to battery life, but the bigger culprit is the display. Get a next-gen CPU with a power-saving display and we'll have the next big thing.

Nov 20, 2010, 12:17 AM

More details on MSM8960

The GPU on this will more than likely be Adreno 220. It will probably run at 1.5GHz and that new micro code the article talks about is the ARM's Cortex A9 design which boosts performance by another 25%.

You can read more details about MSM8960 here: http://bit.ly/aFSS1D
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