Linked by sawboss on Mon 14th Feb 2011 23:09 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The name Snapdragon is fast becoming well-known among consumers as the chip to have inside your smartphone. Offering speeds of up to 1.5GHz at the moment, it's certainly one of the fastest mobile chips out there. Qualcomm doesn't want the reputation of Snapdragon to falter, though, so the chip manufacturer has just announced an update that will have smartphone and tablet users drooling. The next iteration of the Snapdragon processor line is codenamed Krait and uses 28nm manufacturing technology. It will be offered in single, dual, and quad-core versions with clock speeds up to 2.5GHz. If the huge increase in performance wasn’t enough for you, Qualcomm also boast a 65% reduction in power use over existing mobile ARM chips."
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by Lennie on Tue 15th Feb 2011 00:54 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
Lennie
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2007-09-22

All I think is powerusage and how long on a full charge ? If it was intended for server use, then I think it would make a lot more sense. Maybe that is what ARM intended it for, what the manufacturer does with it is their problem ofcourse.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by vodoomoth on Tue 15th Feb 2011 11:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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2010-03-30

The news item reads "If the huge increase in performance wasn’t enough for you, Qualcomm also boast a 65% reduction in power use over existing mobile ARM chips"... so I guess they've taken the energy concern into consideration.

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