Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Intel, Qualcomm and MediaTek show off 64-bit chips at MWC

Leading chipset players in the industry Intel, Qualcomm and MediaTek have come up with their new range of 64-bit mobile processors at the ongoing MWC in Barcelona.
While Intel unveiled two 64-bit Atom processors, Qualcomm came up the two 64-bit chips along with a Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor. MediaTek also unveiled a 64-bit processor based on ARM Cortex A53 CPU.
The Z3480 is one of the two Intel 64-bit Atom processors. It's a dual-core processor codenamed Merrifield and is based on Intel's 22nm Silvermont architecture and is their first chip with Intel Integrated Sensor Solution.

The other processor, codenamed Moorefield, comes with two more cores and is designed to run on 70 percent of LTE networks in the world. Acer, Asus, Lenovo and Samsung are some of the phone brands who have showed interest in it.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, an enhanced version of Snapdragon 800, boasts of superior camera sensors, better mobile graphics, higher speed SD card memory and an improved overall performance. It will be available in devices from this quarter onwards.

The other two processors from Qualcomm are Snapdragon 610 and 615. The former is a quad-core processor while the latter is an eight core product based on ARM Cortex A53 CPU. They also feature Adreno 405 GPU and Qualcomm's category 4 LTE Modem and will be available commercially in fourth quarter.


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