Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 450: a 14nm process makes it faster and more efficient

June 28th, 2017   decode   news

Entry-level phones are about to get 25% better with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 450 chipset, give or take. Despite its 4-series branding, this one is more of a reworked Snapdragon 625 and comes to replace the Snapdragon 435.

The new chipset features eight Cortex-A53 cores and promises a 25% boost in processing speed over the incumbent S435 chip. It also moves to the Adreno 506 GPU, which will offer a 25% boost in gaming performance.

Of course, the highlight of this new chip is that it’s built on a 14nm process – the first among the 4-series (as expected). Power draw when gaming will be…

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