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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 830 SoC could support up to 8GB of RAM

Discussion in 'Tech News World' started by Nadeem Waris, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Nadeem Waris

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    The Snapdragon 820 is yet to appear in an actual device, but it seems the
    industry is really wasting no time, with focus already shifting towards its
    alleged successor. Of course, at this point in time it is far too early to have any
    actual information on the chip, but various sources have already been tossing
    around some pretty ambitious speculations. However, this might actually be the
    biggest one yet – support for up to 8GB of RAM.

    The official reasoning behind such a statement is that the next wave of
    flagships will, in fact, incorporate enough computing and musty-tasking power
    to make the extra RAM necessary. This theory comes from Chinese analyst
    Pan Jiutang, who also reassures us that Qualcomm's next beastly chip will be
    have a model designation "MSM8998".


    Now, it goes without saying that this should be taken with a grain of salt, or
    perhaps the whole salt shaker, as it is definitely way too early to have any
    concrete information on the silicon. Still, it is a pretty nice opportunity to
    strike up a debate on whether or not such power would be useful or practical
    inside a handset.

    We see little logic behind essentially closing the hardware gap between
    personal computers and smartphones, as long as the current usage scenarios
    are in place, but is the status quo quickly headed for a change? Could
    projects like Microsoft's Continuum be a valid path to a new personal
    computing revolution? What is your take on the matter?

    Also, while we are still deep inside the rumor mill, it is worth noting that the
    alleged Snapdragon 830 has also been involved in another recent
    speculation, hinting at a new 10nm production process for the chip.

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