Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 will be up to twice as powerful and energy efficient as its predecessor
In a dedicated blog post, Qualcomm announced that the upcoming Snapdragon 820 chipset will be up to twice as powerful and energy efficient as its predecessor, Snapdragon 810. The San Diego-based chipmaker has developed the SoC specifically with high-end, ultra-thin devices in mind.
Snapdragon 820 has its cores designed for heterogenous computing. The process allows the chipset combine various cores such as CPU, GPU, and DSP to perform a task, instead of using a single core for it.
The quad-core Kryo CPU with 64-bit architecture found in the Snapdragon 820 has been integrated tightly with the Adreno 530 GPU and the Hexagon 680 DSP of the chipset. The Kryo processor has been manufactured via 14nm FinFET process, so it promises to go easy on the battery as well.
In short, Snapdragon 820 promises to be a much more stellar proposition than its controversial predecessor. Qualcomm has been quite keen on stirring up hype around the component, so expectations towards it will surely be high when it debuts in a device.