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Qualcomm demos quad-core Krait
APQ8064 with Adreno 320 graphics
Qualcomm used its annual Uplinq developer conference to show off the first quad-core Krait chip in action.
Qualcomm’s Raj Talluri, the man in charge of Snapdragon development, took to the stage to demonstrate the new chip in a development tablet. Designated APQ8064, the SoC features four Krait cores running up to 1.5GHz. It can hit 1.7GHz when just a single core is active.
However, unlike the MSM8960 of HTC One S fame, the new chip features next generation Adreno 320 graphics. It is said to offer vast improvements over Adreno 2xx parts, but Anandtech reckons it will have trouble keeping up with next generation offerings from Imagination and Nvidia.
Still, the APQ8064 will be the fastest thing around when it launches. However, we still don’t know when it will make it to actual products.