Qualcomm announced today that their newest processor the Snapdragon 820 would feature their newest CPU Kryo. Kryo is Qualcomm’s first custom designed 64-bit quad-core CPU (Central Processing Unit). The 820 will combine the new powerful Kryo CPU and tightly integrate it with the Adreno 530 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) and the Hexagon 680 DSP (Digital Signal Processor)
The Snapdragon 820 optimizes the different cores through a process called heterogeneous computing, which combines the different functional cores of the system-on-chip (SoC), like the CPU, GPU and DSP cores, to achieve previously unattainable performance and power savings, rather than using the same core for different tasks.
Another area which allows it to obtain better performance and efficiency is 14nm FinFET technology and it’s designed to reach speeds up to 2.2 GHz.
Along with the new Kryo CPU, Qualcomm is debuting their new Symphony System Manager. Symphony will manage the various cores to maximize efficiency. It will make sure that the right components are powered up and running at the right frequencies for the task that it is handling.