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November 20, 2013

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 805 Ultra HD CPU

You think Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 is the reigning beast? Think again, as the company has just announced its highest performance processor that can deliver the highest-quality mobile video, imaging and graphics experiences at Ultra HD (4K) resolution – the Snapdragon 805.

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According to Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 805 is the “next generation mobile processor of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 tier”. It features the new Adreno 420 GPU which is capable of producing 40% more graphics processing power than its predecessor, it has Ultra HD support, 4K video capture and playback, and enhanced dual camera Image Signal Processors (ISPs). To top it off, it sports the Krait 450 quad-core CPU, the first mobile CPU to run at speeds of up to 2.5 GHz per core, plus superior memory bandwidth support of up to 25.6 GB/second.

The Snapdragon 805 processor is sampling now and is expected to be available in commercial devices by the first half of 2014.

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41 Responses to “Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 805 Ultra HD CPU”

  1. Mr. Curious says:

    just bought xperia z1 last week, then this?! :3

  2. evollove says:

    Still not 64-bit but that UltraHD support, Adreno 420 and Krait 450 points to Godzilla-tier performance.

    Kudos to Qualcomm, you probably just gave the people who bought the Z1, G2, Note 3 and S4 post-shopping regrets.

    Mediatek, Intel and Huawei – try to catch up. We want more market competition!

    • abuzalzal says:

      Qualcomm is the real innovator her in terms of performance per core, talagang quantum leaping ang ginagawa nila

      Yung Mediatek, parehong A7 lang naman yung Octa chip na ilalabas, pero I doubt it kung may improvements talaga yung per core performance (vs Mediatek Turbo)

      Now I’m really wondering what the heck happened to iNtel, wala ng follow-up yung Atom, kase iilan lang yung OEM nag adopt.

      As for Nvidia, hanggat walang integrated LTE support yung Tegra, walang kakagat dito.

  3. Thatshowitis says:

    E kahit naman hintayin mo yang smartphone using sd805, a few months after may lalabas ulit naman na bago… Oh well, bili naman tayo mg bili kahit minsan minimal lang ang improvement just for the sake of being ‘updated’, which sometimes i am guilty of. :x

  4. abuzalzal says:

    Kaya mga kids, to get the most out of your hard earned cash, huwag upgrade ng upgrade taun-taon lol

    Aminin na natin, nag-u upgrade lang ang mga Pinoy just to show-off that they ”can” not because they ”need to” out of necessity.

  5. enligtened1 says:

    Hindi lang naman ‘just to show off’ ang dahilan ng upgrade.

    Nandyan kasi yung ‘urge’ na ma-experience yung bagong technology. Gusto maramdaman kung anong magiging epek sa mga beloved apps nila.

    Limbawa, naglalaro ka ng PvZ 2 sa dual core, nagkakaron ka ng urge na ma-try ito sa quad-core o kaya sa may hyper-threading na cpu para ma-feel kung may improvement.

    Ang ‘urge’ na yan ang ginagamit ng mga developer/manufacturer kaya ganado sila laging i-take to the next level ang mga product nila.

    Natural lang naman yun. Utos ng kalikasan ang umakyat nang umakyat. Kaya nga tayo naging tao di ba?

  6. Real Gamer says:

    Sorry to say this, but people who buy smartphones and tablets for real gaming are a bunch of idiots.

    If you really want to play a real “game” and experience “gaming” to its finest, there’s a game console and PC for that.

    • Tonyo says:

      hoy hoy hoy bawal tanga dito. dami ngang laro sa Android na wala sa PC eh. at minsan/madalas mas gusto ko pa rin naglalaro sa phone kesa sa PC (marami din naman dito eh) kasi PORTABLE ang phone at pwede kang TUMAWAG at mag-MUSIC or NOTES or WHATEVER THINGS ON.THE.GO. yun ang wala sa PC. pwedeng pwede naman ang gaming sa phone eh. nangangain ngalang ng tangang tulad mo.

    • Real Gamer says:

      @Tonyo
      Sadly, you don’t really get my point.
      Here are some disadvantages of smartphone games compared to “real” console games and PC games:
      1. Touchscreen controls do not offer the best gaming experience especially for hardcore gamers. Even the most optimized touch controls is still inferior compared to what real controllers offer.

      2. Smartphone games are a cowcash for developers. Heck, even some of the paid games out there now offer excessive micro-transaction features which may ruin the gaming experience.

      3. Lack of High quality/AAA games from major game publishers.

      4. Most smartphone version of big and popular titles such as “Need for Speed” and “NBA2K Series” are basically watered down/dumbed down version of their console counterparts. Basically, you don’t even get the experience that the console version offers.

      5. Some smartphone games out there have heavy requirements which only the fastest smartphone / tablet can run. Basically, if your smartphone/tablet can’t run it, it means it’s time to buy a new one. Console gamers only worry whether they can afford the game or not while PC gamers will simply upgrade their rig.

      Of course, smartphone gamers will basically point out that portability is the advantage of smartphone games but the disadvantages outweigh the advantages.

    • Real Gamer says:

      @tonyo
      Hope you enjoy playing Angry Birds while we console gamers are having a blast and best experience in playing the biggest games such as Battlefield 4, CoD: Ghosts, Need for Speed Rivals on our Consoles and PCs. hahaha.

    • tonya says:

      @tonyo
      Sobrang dami nga ng laro sa Android, puro mga bulok, low-quality at mga rip-off naman.

  7. anal-lyst says:

    But..will it run Crysis? LOL

  8. antangani realgamer says:

    antanga lang netong si Real Gamer, if I know naman ginagamit mo din CP mo for games. sino ba naman tanga ang maglalaro lng ng games pag uwi sa bahay? all we need is a game at hand anytime anywhere na nagagawa lang dahil sa mga high end nating CP. mag isip ka nga. muntanga lang.

    • Real Gamer says:

      As I said earlier to someone, here are the reasons why smartphone gaming is always inferior compared to Console and PC games:

      1. Touchscreen controls do not offer the best gaming experience especially for hardcore gamers. Even the most optimized touch controls is still inferior compared to what real controllers offer.

      2. Smartphone games are a cowcash for developers. Heck, even some of the paid games out there now offer excessive micro-transaction features which may ruin the gaming experience.

      3. Lack of High quality/AAA games from major game publishers.

      4. Most smartphone version of big and popular titles such as “Need for Speed” and “NBA2K Series” are basically watered down/dumbed down version of their console counterparts. Basically, you don’t even get the experience that the console version offers.

      5. Some smartphone games out there have heavy requirements which only the fastest smartphone / tablet can run. Basically, if your smartphone/tablet can’t run it, it means it’s time to buy a new one. Console gamers only worry whether they can afford the game or not while PC gamers will simply upgrade their rig.

      Of course, smartphone gamers will basically point out that portability is the advantage of smartphone games but the disadvantages outweigh the advantages.

      Smartphone games are merely designed to kill little time you have. Additionally, most smartphone games are casual games and I’m a hardcore gamer that’s why I dislike them.

      I only use my smartphone because of my company’s BYOD policy.

      Ikaw ang tanga kasi hindi mo man lang nakita yung disadvantages ng smartphone games. Mas powerful pa nga tong PSVita ko kaysa dyan sa mga smartphones nyo.

      Kaya ba ng smartphone mo mag run ng Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter X Tekken and other PSVita games out there?

      You can’t just accept the fact that console gamers have better games compared to you smartphone gamers got.

    • Real Gamer says:

      Hope you enjoy playing Angry Birds while we console gamers are having a blast and best experience in playing the biggest games such as Battlefield 4, CoD: Ghosts, Need for Speed Rivals on our Consoles and PCs. hahaha.

    • abuzalzal says:

      @RealGamer
      You are nitpicking the shortcomings of a handheld touchscreen device

      Yung argument mo kasi puro ”eye-candy” aspects…which is plain dumb, given the fact na Smartphones doesn’t have the 4x Anti aliasing and the sophisticated shaders that a desktop gpu has, it’s the Gaming experience that counts…and as far as gaming experience goes, I enjoy it on my smartphone be it a crippled/watered-down version or not.

      Yan yung trade-off na sinasabi, All-in-one device na ang smartphone ngayon, Apples to Oranges dude…cannot/shouldn’t be compared to a PC.

    • Real Gamer says:

      @abuzalzal
      Hindi po “eye candy” ang argument ko dito. Ang point ko dito is the fact that Smartphone games don’t play well compared to console games and PC games.

      The worst thing I think about smartphone games are their touch controls. Kahit sobrang optimized na ng touch controls ng isang smartphone game, it’s still not a good experience compared to consoles and PC where you have better accuracy and precision.

      I prefer consoles and PC games because the physical controls which give you perfect gaming experience. Para sa akin, pamatay oras lang ang mga smartphone games. Alam ko naman na portability ang main advantages ng smartphone games but the experience they offer isn’t on par on what consoles and PCs offer.

    • Real Gamer says:

      At isa pa, kaya ko ginawa tong comment na to kasi may mga ungas dyan na nagsasabi na “Smartphone gaming will overthrow PCs and Consoles”. That comment of mine is target towards those people who think that smartphones are superior to consoles and PCs when it comes to gaming.

      So many people here can’t get my real point. Sigh.

    • antangani realgamer says:

      Hayaan na natin si Real Gamer. Baka naman kasi dala dala nya palagi console nya kahit san sya mag punta hehehe. Hayaan na nating mag mukha siyang tanga. Almost all na nasa paligid nya SMARTPHONE ang gamit sa paglalaro. Siya lang ang unique saksak nya sa baga nya console at PC na malapit ng ma-extinct. bwahahah!

    • Real Gamer says:

      @antangani realgamer
      BUTTHURT ka lang sa katotohanan na puro bulok yang mga nilalaro mong smartphone games habang kaming mga console at PC gamers, puro mga AAA-quality games ang nilalaro namin. Get a higher paying job, dude…hahaha, inggit ka lang kaya kung maka-sabi ka ng tanga eh parang wala ka nang bukas…Adios, indio!

  9. tukoy says:

    Here’s a rant video targeted towards Smartphone gamers who think that their games are the “best”:

  10. BrasBag says:

    May point nga naman si @Real Gamer. Waste of money lang bumili ng Smartphone kung gagamitin mo lang para mag laro ng games.

    A smartphone, at the end of the day, is meant to be a device that has the ability to serve your communication needs; not a device you’ll just play your games on.

  11. abuzalzal says:

    Heto @RealGamer ang sinabi mo (which is sooo WRONG in soo many levels)

    ”Sorry to say this, but people who buy smartphones and tablets for real gaming are a bunch of idiots.”

    D-U-H

    1. Your experience might not necessarily reflect OUR experience

    2. Smartphone gaming aren’t geared towards purists like YOU

    Mahirap bang intindihin yung 2 valid points ko?
    Horses for courses dude. I was once a hardcore gamer like you, but given the CONS of desktop gaming like electricity costs..I have learned to love Smartphone gaming overtime.

    Oh and BTW, this is a Smartphone-related topic, Why the heck would you inject a PC-gaming related argument?

    Walang basagan ng trip. Dun ka sa PC gaming forums huwag dito

    • Real Gamer says:

      Well, I’m glad to know you’re not among those pea-brained people who didn’t get my point.

      What I’m really really trying to say here is if you’re buying a smartphone/tablet for the sole purpose of serving your gaming needs, you’re wasting you’re money.

      If you’re using your smartphone for your other needs, then good for you. If not, then, you’re wasting your money.

      The problem with those potential smartphone/tablet buyers is that they’re only buying a smartphone/tablet just to play games on it. Kinda defeats the real purpose of a smartphone I think.

      And as I said before, that particular comment of mine is targeted towards people who think “Smartphone gaming is superior to consoles and PCs” and for people who buy smartphone/tablet solely for gaming purposes.

      Spend your money wisely, kiddos.

    • thecorrescode says:

      worried about electricity costs?
      get a higher paying job, dude.

    • wew says:

      Sus, makapagsalita ang akala mong hindi nangbabasag ng trip ang troll. Diba ikaw yung troll hater ng Windows 8/WP8 kung hindi ako nagkakamali?

      WALANG BASAGAN NG TRIP KUNG AYAW MONG MABASAG YANG MUKHA MO.

  12. Analog says:

    Power SoC indeed but expect it to be power hungry too.
    -for smartphones, 720p is enough as it needs less power from the GPU to drive it.
    -as for the processor, dual core krait 200 or 300 will do the job.
    -GPU, adreno 330 is an overkill, im ok with adreno 320

    ideal phone: moto X, xperia sp, xperia zr

    i believe S805 is better suited for large display to take advantage of its ability to drive 4k HD displays.

    i think its better to get 4k HD TV first before owning a 2k/4k HD phone.

  13. duhn says:

    “Smartphone gaming AREN’T geared towards purists like YOU”

    Did you mean:
    “Smartphone gaming ISN’T geared towards purists like YOU”

    Looks like someone has failed yesterday’s grammar quiz.

    D-U-H

    • duhn says:

      this comment is for @abuzalzal, btw.

    • abuzalzal says:

      1. Hindi ito pagalingan ng grammar, discussion board ito
      2. What’s your freaking point? That I’m only human?

      Now teach me, Oh master…I would be more than willing to submit myself to you in order to learn you grammatical prowess

      May TANGA dito,,haha maka-sabat lang

    • duhn says:

      “I would be more than willing to submit myself to you in order to learn YOU grammatical prowess”

      Did you mean:
      “I would be more than willing to submit myself to you in order to learn YOUR grammatical prowess”

      Sounds like someone does not know the difference of a noun to pronoun, eh?

      Fucking pea-brained atheist.

    • duhn says:

      @abuzalzal
      And to answer your two stupid, idiotic, moronic and shit-worthy questions:
      1. Who the fuck cares?! There are no rules here so I’m free to say everything that I want!
      2. You…human?! Are you trying to make me laugh?
      Your thinking capacity isn’t even on par to the thinking mosquito.

      Entertain me more, pea-brained nutjob atheist!
      Hahahahaha!

    • wew says:

      @abuzalzal “1. Hindi ito pagalingan ng grammar, discussion board ito” — pero nagcomment kapa dun sa isa kong post dati na hindi english at diniscriminate moko dahil lang sa tagalog ang post ko… di ko na maalala ung article tska ung mga pinagsasabe mo pero naalala ko na around 1st 2nd week of september ung article na un tsktsk

  14. Musketeer says:

    I enjoy gaming on my xbox & pc as I do on my smartphone. Best of both worlds… Hahaha, stupid arguments.. Get a life people! A real life!

  15. wew says:

    “Sorry to say this, but people who buy smartphones and tablets for real gaming are a bunch of idiots.
    If you really want to play a real “game” and experience “gaming” to its finest, there’s a game console and PC for that.” — @Real Gamer malaking factor ang features, specs,atbp. para sa isang “great” gaming experience…pero kahit sa pinakamurang android phone kapa maglaro basta nasatisfy ka sa paglalaro mo eh real gaming experience na un tska kahit sa gaming console o PC ka pa maglaro di pa rin gaming to the finest un…may kanyakanyang pros at cons ang forgamingonly devices at smartphones

    • agree ako says:

      agree. kasi naman di pa fully evolved ang smartphone natin. just like the PC and gaming consoles. simula naman noon di din sila pansinin kasi ampapanget ng features at mga laro na inooffer dati. yet it evolved to what we knew with them (na sabi daw high-ned na for them) today. yun nga lang hanggang dun na lang sila aminin man natin sa hindi meron pa kayong inaasahan na updates sa PC at gaming console niyo. mangilan ngilan na lang for sure. our SMARTPHONES are the new player nowadays. mas may aasahan pa tayong mas magagandang feats lalo na sa gaming for sure. basta ako i’m enjoying my smartphone for the games they offered me to play with. i don’t know if some can relate to me, kelan nga ba ako huling gumamit ng gaming console at PC (na mamahalin) for games? naalala ko matagal na. taon na hehehe! smartphone na kasi lagi ko dala.

  16. pcparin says:

    Mga noobs lang naglalaro sa smartphone ang tunay na gamer pc or console lang.

  17. Edgar says:

    Real Gamer: don’t compare with your high PC game rig to smartphone it is very obvious that smartphone doesn’t win it.. compare it to a portable device like psp,nintendo,etc.

    sorry for my bad english XP

  18. […] As tablets and smartphones become more and more powerful, it’s only logical for manufacturers to start looking for better storage solutions. That’s exactly what Qualcomm has in mind, which is why they collaborated with Toshiba to include a UFS 2.0 module on the upcoming Snapdragon 805 SoC. […]

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