Video Shows Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Tablet Running Unreal Engine

demoed its reference tablet at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, confirming that slates powered by the chip will be more than ready to duke it out with gaming consoles when they start arriving. As the video shows, the Qualcomm tablet that houses an Adreno 420 GPU has the power to push out some amazing visuals. And the Snapdragon 805 also comes with full support for Unreal Engine and 4K video streaming. More details after the video, of course: In terms of performance jump, compared to its predecessor, the Adreno 330, the new Adreno 440 brings about a 40 percent extra juice, while at the same time offering support for DirectX 11.2 classes, the OpenCL 1.2 API and technologies like tessellation. Deep, deep stuff — but let’s just call it increased visual fidelity in games. Tablets and smartphones running this new chip should be out by the end of the year, and will integrate Ultra HD screen with 2K resolutions and Mini HDMI 1.4 and 2.0 ports. The Qualcomm reference tablet, for instance, had an IPS screen with a pixel count of 2560 by 1440. Radical. There is also a pretty good chance that this technology will find its way in the Surface 3, or the various Windows Phone handsets by Nokia and friends.]]>

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