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Qualcomm shipping dual-CPU Snapdragon chips

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Jun 2010 13:19 User comments (8)

Qualcomm shipping dual-CPU Snapdragon chips Qualcomm has announced it has begun shipping the world's first dual-CPU Snapdragon chips, built for high-end smartphones.
The company says the Mobile Station Modem (MSM) MSM8260 and MSM8660 chipsets will run cores up to 1.2GHz.

1 GHz single-core Snapdragon chips can be found in current high-end smartphones such as the Motorola Droid and HTC EVO 4G among others.

"Qualcomm's first-generation Snapdragon chipsets set a new standard for advanced smartphones and smartbook devices, and our second-generation solutions are already shipping in volume," says Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (via Press Release). "We are very excited by the innovation our customers are already showing as they begin designing products based on our dual-core MSM8260 and MSM8660 chipsets."

The MSM8260 will work on HSPA+ devices and the MSM8660 for "multi-mode HSPA+/CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. B."

Additionally, the chips will include 2D/3D acceleration engines for "Open GLES 2.0 and Open VG 1.1 accelration, 1080p video encode/decode, dedicated low power audio engine, integrated low power GPS, and support for 24-bit WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution displays."

Although not shipping, the company also announced the QSD8672 dual-CPU chip which will have cores running at up to 1.5 GHz.

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8 user comments

12.6.2010 16:18

This is nothing short of awesome. Well done Qualcomm (a company I once hated but have grown to love in recent years) this new chip will dominate all (including the tegra)

22.6.2010 21:39

Betcha its gonna cost, but hopefully, when these chips get saturated in the market, they'll be less. Hot damn, now I can finally own a small PC of my own! wOOt!

32.6.2010 23:11

Hope upcoming phones like the HTC HD3 get the QSD8672, Qualcomm stated before that the 1Ghz Snapdragon was just the beginning, and will be like slugs compared to the CPUs they will release by the end of this year and beginning of 2011. Either way, a dual core 1.2GHz CPU for a phone is pretty impressive.

43.6.2010 4:37

Smart phones are getting faster so fast! It seems like they double in speed every 4-6 months...while most tech takes at least 18 months to do the same. If this keeps up, desktops might become a rare sight, and laptops will just be a wireless keyboard and screen for your phone.

I wonder how long until we see a quad-core...running at 2GHZ, and paired with 4096MB ram...I can't wait, I want my super phone now!

53.6.2010 9:45

Originally posted by KillerBug:

I wonder how long until we see a quad-core...running at 2GHZ, and paired with 4096MB ram...I can't wait, I want my super phone now!
2014 at this rate...lol


63.6.2010 18:16

1.5Ghz..awesome!!!!!!

712.6.2010 14:38

:O truly shocking... getting my HTC Desire soon :P !!!

812.6.2010 16:57

now if only Sony releases it on a psphone THAT WOULD BE INSANE

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