CNET: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 is dead fast

CNET: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 is dead fastIncredibly, it’s been over six months since the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 was first announced, and it’s still yet to show face.

In the meantime, some new benchmark results show the Krait 450 and Adreno 420-rockin' Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 kicking seven shades of silicon out of its competitors.

That’s the word over on CNET, with fellow beardo Eric Franklin getting his hands on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 reference tablet, and pitting it against the HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5s.

The upshot? Looking at the stats above, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 easily beats the competition, with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 of course rocking Qualcomm’s own Snapdragon 801, while the iPhone 5s has the Apple A7.

However, Eric concludes: “while [the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805] easily beats every ARM CPU/GPU combo before it, it's not orders of magnitude faster than its predecessors.”

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 was tipped to debut on the LG G3 this coming Tuesday, but it sounds as though it’ll be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 instead.

That means Samsung could get one up on LG, by releasing the first smartphone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, namely the Galaxy S5 Prime. Maybe.

Having said that, even the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805's reign at the top will be relatively short-lived. The circle of life promises the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and Snapdragon 808 before the end of the year.

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audiophileaj  May. 24, 2014 at 23:02

Do you know the clock speeds? B/c typically the reference tablet can afford a faster clock / greater heat dissipation.


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