Qualcomm's New Tablet Processor Promises Face-Melting Mobile Graphics

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Last week we told you about Qualcomm's new S4 Snapdragon processor, which promises lightning speeds and integrated LTE. But it is also offering a "Pro" version, specifically designed with performance graphics and hi-res display in mind.

To do that, it uses an Adreno 320 GPU, which offers a four-fold improvement in performance over the rest of the Snapdragon range. Qualcomm also claim it's optimised for "the most advanced operating systems", in particular pointing to Windows 8. My guess is that we'll see it cropping up in tablets focused on 3D and mobile gaming in the first instances.

The S4 Pro processors are expected to come to market in the second half of 2012. [Qualcomm]