Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 Chipset Announced Ahead of CES 2017 Keynote
Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 835 chipset has already leaked ahead of its CES 2017 debut, much to the surprise of attendees and those looking to attend Qualcomm’s keynote. It seems that slides from the upcoming announcement have already hit the internet in full force, as is par for the course for some of these presentations.
Though the chipset itself was announced last November, Qualcomm hadn’t yet divulged all the information we’d need to know back then. We do know that it would promise 27% better performance, 40% less power consumption, and a 10nm FinFET process, which all give it quite the edge over the prior Snapdragon chip. But now with the latest leaked slides, we’ve got a better idea of what to expect, and we don’t even have to wait until the presentation itself begins.
The CPU is something referred to as the Kryo 280, which Qualcomm states is the most port-efficient architecture to date, and it will come in tandem with an Adreno 540 GPU instead of a supposed Adreno 630. It’ll also feature the Snapdragon X16 modem that was announced back in February that will offer gigabit LTE access. The Snapdragon 835 will use 50% less power than the Snapdragon 801 did, which is a very impressive reduction in power consumption.
The chipset will also contain eight Kryo 280 cores clocked at up to 2.45GHz and the other four cores that will be clocked at 1.9GHz. It will support DirectX 12 as well, which will make it a pretty important powerhouse for Windows users. But even though these specs have been announced via leaked slides, we could very well see additional surprise and more information during Qualcomm’s presentation. We’ll have to wait and see.