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Crazy Mobile Chipsets on the Way

Posted on Jul 6, 2011 by in Featured, Mobile, News | 2 comments

Crazy Mobile Chipsets on the Way
Qualcomm Roadmap

Qual­comm Roadmap

Some insane mobile chipsets are on the way start­ing later this year. Accord­ing to this leaked roadmap, a 1.7 GHz dual core chip is com­ing out Q4 this year. It will be enable 1080p video cap­ture at 30 frames per second(fps), and 20 mega pixel 3D images. It gets cra­zier from there — another proces­sor in the leak is a 2.5Ghz quad core proces­sor capa­ble of 60fps and 30 mega pixel stills. Of course that’s com­ing out a lit­tle later on — in 2013. Looks like we’re in for a wild future in mobile.

The thing about a lot of tech is that it’s very hard to pre­dict where things are going. Henry Ford once said some­thing like

If I’d asked cus­tomers what they wanted, they would have told me “a faster horse”

Look­ing at this roadmap, these proces­sors are exactly that — ‘faster horses’ — some­thing every­one expects — and that’s great for now. I doubt that in 2030 or some­thing we’ll have 10,000 core chips with what­ever fre­quency. I can’t help but won­der what the next big inno­va­tion in pro­cess­ing will be. Per­haps when proces­sors are fast enough com­pa­nies will start focus­ing on other impor­tant things like bat­tery tech­nol­ogy which is stuck in the 80s.

Via: Net­booknews,  Engad­get

Source: M. Daou, MobileTechWorld

  • Twin­kle Arora

    These Chipsets will come to the mar­ket a lot ear­lier trust me, espe­cially the Quad core proces­sor because sci­en­tists and engi­neers keep dis­cov­er­ing new tech­nolo­gies and these are based on cur­rent knowledge.

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  • Anphase

    Yup I think you are right. I remem­ber proces­sors moved up the MHz lad­der at an expo­nen­tial rate — they kept get­ting faster as they got faster. What will hap­pen though when we can’t fit any­more cores or go any faster? The clock speeds lev­eled out at around ~3GHz then the cores started increas­ing. Mul­ti­core sys­tems are hot in research right now because no one has really fig­ured out how to utilise them very well. They might level out around 1000 cores or some­thing. Then what? Maybe the arti­fi­cial neural net­works will finally take off? 

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