Following the announcement of Qualcomm's next generation Krait 400 and Krait 300 ARM-based CPUs through the Snapdragon 800 and 600 SoCs in January, the giant semiconductor company showcased its capabilities at a benchmarking exhibition in San Francisco earlier today.
Qualcomm basically demoed the Snapdragon 800 SoC running on a development tablet dubbed MSM8974 MDP/T. In case you didn't know, the Snapdragon 800 has four Krait 400 CPUs cranked to 2.3 GHz. It also has Adreno 330 graphics and a new IP block with a category 4 LTE.
Qualcomm also tested the SoC on a development phone with the code name MSM8974 MDP. During the benchmark tests, the MSM8974's Krait 400 throttled its four cores up to 2.3GHz. The SoC also handled videos pretty well by encoding UHD 4K video to 120Mbps.
The secret behind Snapdragon 800 is TSMC’s 28nm HPM (High Performance for Mobile) HK-MG technology, which is capable of achieving higher CPU clocks, ranging from 1.5GHz to 1.7GHz.