Qualcomm Shows Off Quad Core Krait APQ8064 at 1.5 GHzby Brian Klug on February 27, 2012 7:37 AM EST
We stopped by Qualcomm's booth today for our meeting and, among other things, saw the first demonstration of APQ8064 on a tablet mobile development platform. As a refresher, APQ connotes an SoC with no cellular baseband, and APQ8064 is the quad core 1.5 GHz version of Krait with Adreno 320 graphics.
The demo showed four 1080p videos being decoded on CPU for demonstrational purposes to load the cores - an actual shipping mobile platform would use hardware accelerated decode. Qualcomm's Trepn tool showed CPU frequency changing around as playback happened, but frequency maximum for all four cores running at 1512 MHz was shown. APQ8064 is still 28nm Krait V2, the same core as we recently characterized in our MDP MSM8960 performance preview.