DailyTech reports Qualcomm presented the Snapdragon 4 Pro, a new dual-core mobile processor with a Adreno 320 graphics. Full details over here.
The new Microsoft OS is a valuable opportunity for Qualcomm to compete in the Windows world, for the first time, against veteran players like Intel Corp. (INTC). Luis Pineda, senior vice president of computing and consumer products at Qualcomm, states, "Snapdragon S4 and S4 Pro are designed to enable tablets and notebook devices to deliver the high performance, flexibility, global 3G/4G connectivity and energy efficiency consumers are increasingly demanding. We are excited about the Snapdragon S4 Pro processors’ potential for consumers, and about the upcoming Windows 8 platform."
Recent benchmarks of the base edition MSM8960 MDP (dual-core) CPU by AnandTech showed a chip with "insane" CPU performance, but which only earned a draw in GPU performance, versus current generation competitors' offerings. The new MSM8960 Pro should rectify this by bumping the on-die GPU from an Adreno 225 to an Adreno 320, creating a true industry-leading design.