There’s been a lot of fuss in China about who was actually first to deploy a quad-core system-on-a-chip and how the term “quad-core” has been misinterpreted as the only component of the processor that’s driving performance.
Qualcomm Technologies believes that there’s more to a processor than the number of CPU cores. To prove this, the company came up with four side-by-side videos that show how a Snapdragon™ processor with dual CPUs trumps a competitive solution with Quad CPUs.
In the first four videos, you’ll see how a Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.2GHz custom designed, dual-core Krait CPUs can deliver great experiences across numerous vectors. These videos take on everyday tasks like web surfing, gaming and graphics, navigation and GPS fix, and benchmarking. The key take-away here is that having more CPU cores doesn’t necessarily mean better performance, as the Snapdragon enabled device is beating a competitor’s quad-core enabled device across the board.
Finally, we launched our first quad-core SoC, the Snapdragon S4 Pro, in February 27, 2012, and Xiaomi subsequently, came out with its first Snapdragon S4 Pro based device in August of 2012. Since then, 19 Snapdragon S4 quad-core based devices are commercially available (as of Feb 13, 2013). If you compare these numbers to our competition... well, you can see for yourself.