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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: 10nm, LPDDR4X, due in Q1 2018

Qualcomm's next-gen Snapdragon 845 will feature 10nm node, features LPDDR4X RAM

By Anthony Garreffa | May 20, 2017 08:13 pm CDT (1 min, 4 secs reading time)

Qualcomm will reportedly be shifting over to the Snapdragon 845 processor very soon, with some new details on what the inside of it will look like, thanks to new rumors from MyDrivers.

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The upcoming Snapdragon 845 isn't expected until Q1 2018, but it will be based on the 10nm Low Power Early (LPE) FinFET process compared to the second-gen Low Power Plus (LPP) process from Samsung. In April, Ryan Lee, Vice President of Foundry Marketing at Samsung Electronics said: "With our successful 10LPE production experience, we have commenced production of the 10LPP to maintain our leadership in the advanced-node foundry market. 10LPP will be one of our key process offerings for high performance mobile, computing and network applications, and Samsung will continue to offer the most advanced logic process technology".

Snapdragon 845 is expected to rock four unannounced Cortex A57 cores alongside four low-power Cortex A53 cores, joined by Adreno 630 graphics. Qualcomm's super-fast Snapdragon X20 LTE modem will be used, offering 1.2Gbps speeds on Cat 18. Qualcomm will reportedly include support for UFS 2.1 storage, as well as the faster and more power efficient LPDDR4X RAM.

Right now this is all rumor territory, so we should expect some changes in what we have here as we get closer to the launch of Snapdragon 845.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:hothardware.com

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