AnandTech’s Anand Lal Shimpi ran a suite of benchmarks on a Mobile Development Platform tablet provided by Qualcomm to see exactly what kind of performance the Snapdragon 805 brings to the game. His conclusions? It’s mostly about the next-gen graphics.
Qualcomm will reportedly begin mass production of the octa-core Snapdragon 615 soon, with plans to formally unveil the Snapdragon 808 and 810 by the year’s end.
MediaTek has a very healthy SoC business and it’s looking to expand, but can it compete with the dominance of Qualcomm? We take a look at MediaTek’s history and its prospects.
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The new Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 will be leaps and bounds ahead of the current crop of high-end Snapdragon SoCs, in almost all areas, including architecture, core number, GPU, and features.
The Mobile Development Platform Tablet (MDP/T) is meant to offer app and game developers early access to the processor that will power most high-end Android devices coming in the second part of the year.
As the new Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2 both come equipped with a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC, let’s examine what this new chip offers over the old Snapdragon 800.
The Snapdragon 801 is a new iteration of the popular Snapdragon 800 processor that has been tweaked to make it faster, while the Snapdragon 610 and 615 are Cortex A53 based 64-bit octa-core and quad-core processors respectively with integrated 5 mode global LTE capabilities.
Qualcomm has cancelled the Snapdragon 802 which it announced at the beginning of the year. The Snapdragon 802 was announced back in January as Qualcomm’s first fully integrated SoC designed for Ultra HD smart TVs. However now due to lack of demand for the chip the company has decided to not “commercialize” it.
MediaTek announces new Cortex-A17+A7 octa-core processor. Can MediaTek challenge Qualcomm since the new chip also has built-in support for 4G LTE?