Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Is Apple's A1 CPU About To Get Its Ass Whipped By A Super Dual Core Snapdragon?

The iPhone 4's custom A1 chip, as we all know, is freaking fast, but, if rumors are correct it, is about to get its silicon ass kicked hard by a rumored new dual-core Snapdragon CPU that could easily be up to three times faster than the current version found in the EVO 4G!

This super-duper mobile cpu is rumored to be forth coming to a new T-Mobile phone soon, and as you can see in the above chart, which you can enlarge by clicking, its resulting GLBenchmarks are frankly quite mind-blowing!

You can read more on this rumored chip over at AlienBabelTech. As they point out it's not certain that the new chip will be a dual-core, or simply a speedier version of the current one core 1 GHz Snapdragon, but rather running at 1.5 GHz or above. What ever the case might be, it is nonetheless wickedly fast!

Well, all I can say is that I'll believe it when I see it, but it wouldn't surprise me one bit if it's true. One thing this rumored super-duper mobile chip has me asking is when can we expect to see Apple to upgrade its own custom silicon, the A1? Hopefully, in the not too distant future they'll be doing just that and possibly even with a dual core of its own? For one thing, if the above Snapdragon chip is confirmed it will be giving Apple's A1 chip a good run for its money, unless, of course, Apple did the unthinkable and adopted the Snapdragon it in place, which I personally and sincerely doubt considering the big bucks that it has already spent buying out several chip companies.

In conclusion, at this point, the above is all just speculation, but again I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out to be true. If that is the case, then I'm pretty sure that Apple, and others, will soon follow by introducing newer chips of their own that'll be just as fast, if not faster. In fact, it's most likely the case that we can expect to see each new chip to keep leap frogging one another, back and forth, in the foreseeable future for some time to come.

And that's my 2 cents 4 this Wednesday, August 04, 2010