Chip maker Qualcomm is starting to talk about its upcoming Snapdragon 820 processor. It’ll be the first processor based on Qualcomm’s new Kryo architecture, which is the successor to Krait.
Qualcomm isn’t providing a lot of details about Kyro or the Snapdragon 820 chip yet, but we know it’ll be a 64-bit processor based on ARMv8 technology. It uses FinFET, which means it’ll likely be a 16nm or 14nm chip.
The Snapdragon 820 chip will begin sampling later this year and it should show up in mobile devices in early 2016.
Qualcomm says the chip will also support the company’s Zeroth platform for “cognitive computing,” which is a set of technologies designed to let machines learn and adapt over time based on the way you use them and the environments where you use them.
That could include things like learning to recognize handwritten notes, recognize faces in near real-time, or a robot that can put away toys for you.
I’m hoping it is going to look like cyclone and denver, with wide decode and many execution units, and a buttload of cache. Vanilla A57 looks like it will not compete well against cyclone.
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