Skip to comments.Qualcomm Is Working on Eight-Core 64-Bit System-on-Chip.
Posted on 01/31/2014 9:34:20 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Apple has managed to leave everyone behind with the worlds first 64-bit ARM architecture system-on-chip. However, if the rumours about Qualcomms forthcoming application processor is correct, then the worlds largest supplier of chips for mobile devices may be preparing something that will blow away not only Apples A7, but even Nvidias Tegra K1.
Qualcomm is reportedly working on Snapdragon 810 system-on-chip that boasts up to eight 64-bit custom cores with up to 4MB of cache and up to 2.50GHz frequency. The app processor also packs Adreno 430 graphics core with up to 500MHz clock-rate, LPDDR3/LPDDR4 memory controller and various special-purpose hardware designed to accelerate certain operations. It is expected that Snapdragon 810 will exist in two versions: MSM8994 with integrated baseband capabilities and APQ8094 that will be lack them. The chip is rumoured to be made using 20nm fabrication process at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.
Specifications of the Snapdragon 810 imply that the chip will power extremely high-performance applications. However, MyDrivers and PadNews web-sites report that the chip is intended for mobile devices like smartphones, tablets and game consoles.
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Android should scream on this...
2 1/2 paragraphs even a lawyer doesn’t understand.
“2 1/2 paragraphs even a lawyer doesnt understand.”
That’s not saying much ;-).
Reader’s Digest version: a tablet/smartphone that will compete with desktops on speed and capability.
This is a pretty big deal.
I note the rumor is decidedly unspecific about a potential release date.
And battery life. ;)
Will it enable translation programs to be installed in hearing aids?
"Not if you eliminate the third, fifth, and sixth letters, then it's 'Red's Digest', Comrade."
Why would you saddle it with the Windows OS? Put Linux on it or better yet, Minux3 (http://www.minix3.org/)
AND ... the other foreign speakers will not allow you to speak to them until you learn the rudimentary foreign language.
The voir dire, your honor of the ipso intendo, conflicts absolutum (de facto) ... etc.
(Of COURSE I made that up ... I'm an American, I speak English ..... my uncle did not marry an insect !)
Just a few weeks ago, Qualcomm was saying we didn’t need 64-bit phone processors.
Oh well :)
Reader’s Digest should be selling these things, then ... NOW I’m interested.
They’re already doing some incredible stuff with ARM farms in datacenters. The 1 RU pizza box will be considered a “dish washer” in the very near future.
Yep. I'd love a tablet that can make my desktop look sluggish but Mr. Desktop has a power cord to help him out. Also it can't melt holes in my polyester leisure suit when I hold it on my lap. That aside, yeah, Plants Vs Zombies ought to scream...
Crap, crap, crap...
tiny, tiny processors that will run tiny, tiny apps.
If you need to run full blown programs for real work you will need Intel...
That would be good.
...won’t compete with desktops, sorry, closer to laptops maybe. This looks like an nVidia K1 with a few more CPU cores but with less graphics horsepower.
Embedded processors always lag a number of years behind desktops.
That said, I agree that these new generations of SoC’s bring useful power to embedded devices.
Now Seamicro can deal with both x87 and ARM chips.
And AMD has an ARM license and is making noise about possibly putting both circuits on a piece of silicon.
Please explain the meaning of the expression "dish washer" in this context. It's a new one for me.
I would LOVE to run a hypervisor on it!
Carries over to the Stock market, and Apple is NOW the Number ONE company ON the planet in terms of its Cash on HAND and valuation.
“FACTS! I WANT FA-....I MEAN INNUENDO....I WANT INNUENDO!”
In a nutshell, this thing could very well be “the” desktop killer.
And you can buy it ,.,,they call it Kaveri.
Then, over the years, we standardized to 1 U server, like this:
So, the older servers look, in comparison, like "dishwashers". An 8-core 64 bit ARM processor could conceivably let you have a powerful server the size of a paperback novel, like this:
Is it going to come in Ranch and Barbecue too?
But after a while THAT particular gene pool would be cleansed.
I'm not sure I like the future
No one would ever do ANYthing ... and isn't that what "they" want ?
Or the mack daddy ProLiant 5500:
These things were state of the art back in the day, but they're just gigantic power and cooling hogs now.
fIRST ONE :
Chips Get Faster, Smaller And Learn To Sip (Not Guzzle) Power
Sure looks like the innovators are not going to sit on the side lines and accept any limits on chip designs.
How... how... maybe Google has an idea... they use massive server farms... hey Google, how would you cool acres and acres of these things all networked together and operating flat out? You'd need massive amounts of water... but where do you get water in a drought?
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