Qualcomm will launch the new Snapdragon flagship processor chip
Published time: 2018-11-30
The latest news about Snapdragon flagship processor chip
According to relevant reports, Qualcomm's new generation flagship chip will be released next month. Qualcomm has announced that it will hold the Qualcomm Technology Summit in Hawaii on December 4-6, and a new generation of Qualcomm's flagship chip will be unveiled here.
Previously, Apple and Huawei released a new generation of flagship processor chips based on TSMC's 7nm process. Samsung subsequently released a chip based on its own 8nm process. The next generation of Qualcomm's flagship chip will also be produced using 7nm advanced process.
Qualcomm's next-generation chip will compete with Apple's A12 Bionic processor and (Huawei) Kirin 980 processor.The event is expected to focus heavily on 5G and we can also expect new product announcements from laptop and phone manufacturers.
What is the name of this chip?
The industry is curious about the name of this new Qualcomm flagship chip. Some people think this chip will be named Snapdragon 8150. Some people do not think so.Most of next year's flagship smartphones would be fueled by the successor to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. However, contrary to popular belief, the upcoming chip would not be called the Snapdragon 8150 SoC. It is hard to say what the chip would be called, As Qualcomm hasn't dropped any hints but it won't be long before we find out as the company will announce its flagship silicon at the three-day Snapdragon Technology Summit starting on December 4.
Sm8150 might have just been an internal code name – actual marketing name could be different than snapdragon 8150.Before the chip name is officially release, I will call it Snapdragon 8150 for the convenience of describing this new chip.
The architecture and features of Snapdragon 8150
The Snapdragon 8150 is a direct successor to the current-gen Snapdragon 845, and will be used on most major flagships next year.In addition, the Snapdragon 8150 processor, like the Kirin 980 and A12 Bionic, is produced using TSMC's latest 7-nanometer advanced technology. After the launch of this new product, it is expected that Xiaomi 9, Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 10, OnePlus and Samsung's Galaxy S10 will be expected to carry Qualcomm's Opteron 8150 processor to bring growth to this new product. kinetic energy.
Going by the source, the Snapdragon 8150 will feature three sets of cores.The first set will three Kryo Gold cores with a maximum clock speed of 2.419 GHz and 256 KB of L2 cache per core. While we're not sure what Qualcomm's Kryo naming scheme means for this generation, we believe the three cores here to be standard Cortex-A76 cores.
The second cluster included of a lone Kryo Gold prime core with a maximum clock speed of 2.842 GHz and 512 KB of L2 cache. By all indications, we could be dealing with a modified Cortex-A76 core here, and the obviously higher clock speed alludes To it being a performance core.The last core cluster is a quad low power Kryo Silver core set, which comprises of four cores—almost definitely Cortex-A55 cores—with a maximum clock speed of 1.786 GHz and 128 KB of L2 cache per core.
Comparison of The Kirin 980 with the Snapdragon 8150
The Kirin 980 features a tri-cluster setup too, albeit with two high-performance Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.6 GHz, two medium-performance Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 1.92 GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz.By those numbers, we would expect the Snapdragon 8150 to be about par with the Kirin 980 in multi-core performance. In the single-core department, though, the Snapdragon 8150 will likely outperform the Kirin 980—and by quite a distance too— Due to its lone Cortex-A76 core clocked at 2.842 GHz. It'll also be interesting to see how the cache memory, especially of the Cortex-A55 cores, affects real-life performance (the Kirin 980's Cortex-A55 cores have twice the L2 cache memory of the Snapdragon 8150's).Of course, we’ll have to wait until both SoCs are released and tested for more concrete numbers.
According to a foreign evaluation website “notebookcheck” reported on November 20th, in the partially leaked AI chip benchmark test score, the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 system chip won the highest score of 22,082 points in Android phones, and MediaTek Helio P80 followed by 19,453 points later.
What are your expectations for this Qualcomm flagship chip?
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