What you don’t know about Snapdragon S4

The Qualcomm company announced that its famous processors have different names and grouped into four divisions (so far).

What you don’t know about Snapdragon S4

This change will be used to more quickly and easily identify what level of hardware device is located.

Before differed by denominations made up of letters and numbers, but quite difficult to remember and learn.

The most powerful of all categories is the one to come; Snapdragon S4, and the company has decided to make public their features.


This processor (also called a chipset) is manufactured with 28nm technology, which gives better fuel resulting in a smaller size.

Keep in mind that current models are 45nm.

As officially reported, the reduction in consumption will be between 40% 25y.

In addition, the CPU will Krait, leaving aside the Scorpion. The clock frequency is between 1.5 and 2.5 Ghz, with 60% more performance. It will support the multithreaded cores and dual channel memory.

In regard to the GPU, will be 50% faster by using the Adreno 225, shifting the model 220. It will come with support for DirectX 9.3 for Windows 8 and Opengear ES 1.1/2.0.

It can handle up to 125 million triangles per second.

In terms of design, it is clear that Qualcomm’s own development based on ARM, as had happened with Scorpion before.

Speaking of connectivity, are the strengths of the process in relation to competitors. It highlights the MSM8960 model that supports almost all market networks (2G, 3G and 4G), as well as WiFi, Bluetooth, GLONASS, GPS and FM Radio.

It is expected to be available in the market from January 2012, and during the coming year will be adding new models, known internally as M MSM8930, MSM8228 and MSM8974.

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