Processors

Qualcomm announces 64-bit Snapdragon 610, octa-core 615

Qualcomm took the stage at MWC 2014 to announce two new 64-bit processors, both following the ARM Cortex-A53 instruction set we first reported on last September (along with its A57 big brother). You read it right – there’s no mention of Krait in Qualcomm’s announcement so even though the processors are dubbed the 610 (quad-core) […]
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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 805, Adreno 420, 4K UHD capability

Qualcomm made it official Wednesday, drawing back the curtain on the quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor. If you follow developments in mobile CPUs, you likely knew that a follow-up to the Snapdragon 800 was in the works. The Snapdragon 805 processor ushers in a new generation of the Krait architecture and a new generation of the […]
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Updated GPU binaries, new life found for the Galaxy Nexus

Last week brought the announcement of Android 4.4 (Kit Kat), but Google was very clear that the Galaxy Nexus wouldn’t see an official 4.4 build. That didn’t stop the community, though, as the Galaxy Nexus now has a “shiny” unofficial KitKat build for it. Still, issues have arisen with the build due to an outdated […]
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Samsung says “me too” for 64-bit processing

As you may have heard, Apple introduced 64-bit computing a year or so ahead of ARM and other ARM-based derivatives with its new A7 processor powering the iPhone 5S. Samsung, no stranger to following Apple’s lead or even copying certain, ahem, elements of Apple’s designs, has vowed that it too will bring 64-bit computing to […]
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ARM to introduce 64-bit processing to Android devices in 2014

With quad-core processors reaching a certain level of maturity in 2013 after making their debut last year, spec enthusiasts might have wondered what the next step in mobile processing would be. While Samsung announced true octo-core processing in its next Exynos Octa chipset to be released late this year, octo-core processing likely won’t be used […]
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Next-generation Exynos Octa chips to support full octo-core processing

Earlier this year, Samsung announced the next progression in its Exynos 5-series chipset, which they called Octa. Although having eight processing cores, only four would be active at any given time. Featuring ARM’s big.LITTLE technology, the chip featured four 1.6 Ghz ARM Cortex-A15 cores for higher performance along with four 1.2 Ghz ARM Cortex-A7 cores […]
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