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Qualcomm announce quad core 2.5ghz Snapdragon – APQ8064

Qualcomm have announced a new quad core chip at the World Congress event, which can run at speeds up to 2.5ghz, designed for next generation tablets.

This new quad core design is set to compete directly against nvidia’s Tegra 3 system on a chip. The new APQ8064 has the same design as the APQ8060 but has increased the speed up to 2.5ghz and doubles the processing cores to four. This 28nm architectural design is the first in a new family of upcoming Snapdragon chips based around the codename ‘Krait’. It also includes a new quad core Adreno 320 graphics processor with up to 15 times more performance than the original Adreno GPU it replaces.

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If Qualcomm’s claims are true, then the new range has 12 times the performance while drawing up to 75 percent less power for improved battery life.

Qualcomm’s Luis Pineda said “We’re excited about the new, innovative devices the APQ8064 will enable in the market, With its Wi-Fi integration and ability to seamlessly interface with Qualcomm’s 3G and LTE modules, the APQ8064 will provide OEM’s with a flexible, cost-efficient and fast time to market platform that can meet all of their design configuration needs for tablets and next generation computing and consumer electronic devices.”

KitGuru says: release dates are not yet set, but this technology will surely be powering some of the more high end upcoming tablet designs.

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