The Snapdragon is the highly anticipated next gen mobile processor from Qualcomm. It is expected to improve performance in every category and is slated to appear in some of the most popular flagships of 2016! Specs for the processor include a custom Kyro CPU, Adreno 530, Hexagon 680, 4K60 10-bit, X12 LTE Cat 12/13, Spectra ISP 28MP ZSL, 802.11ad 60GHZ, Intra-core compression with UBWC and an all new “Low Power Island”. This chip set is better than the Snapdragon 810 in every way but how does it perform?
The chip has already been released for purchase on its own. AnanndTech and TomsHardware were able to get their hands on one and have put it through a series of intense testing. They were able to find that due to improved memory bandwidth the 820 should be twice as fast as the 810 when it comes to memory management. The new Adreno 530 GPU performs 52-72% better than the next fastest chipset which is the Note 5’s Exynos 7420 in the GFXbench test.
Qualcomm has stated that the new 820 draws 30% less power than the 810 which should translate to better battery life. In AnandTech’s testing the 820 had no issues with overheating, and showed no signs of throttling. Testing was done on Qualcomm’s MDP device which includes a 6.2″ Quad HD display, 3GB of ram, 64GB of flash storage, 21mp camera, and sense ID fingerprint scanner.
I can’t wait to get my hands on the first 820 device released to the public. I have a feeling this chip is going to do well for Qualcomm.
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