Leaked roadmap shows Qualcomm could bring out its 64-bit processors by this year's end

2014-Aug-19 | Tags: arm

Start64!It seems Qualcomm doesn't have much idle time to spare. The silicon slinger's 2014-2015 product roadmap that popped up on China's Weibo social network shows the company is preparing to give its lonely Snapdragon 600 chipset some 64-bit company.

The Snapdragon 610 (MSM8936) and Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) are scheduled to appear on the market by this year's end. Both are made on 28nm technology and have the Adreno 405 as their graphics arm. However, the Snapdragon 610 has four Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at 1.8GHz, while the Snapdragon 615 is an eight-headed beast that sees the aforementioned cores joined by four additional A53 cores clocked at 1GHz.