Earlier rumors claimed that the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 would use a CPU configuration never seen before in any previous Qualcomm SoC, and for the most part, that was correct. However, the update of that information is that the configuration of 1 + 2 + 2 + 3 has been changed to 1 + 4 + 3, where the flagship chipset is rumored to use four gold cores that are efficient to get a lead against the competition .
The four golden cores of the CPU are ARM’s Cortex-A715, Delivering Slightly Increased Performance and Improved Performance Compared to the Cortex-A710
Instead of a combination of two Cortex-A710 and Cortex-A715 cores, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will include four Cortex-A715 cores, according to Kuba Wojciechowski. The updated configuration will be as follows:
- One Cortex-X3 core
- Four Cortex-A715 cores
- Three Cortex-A510 cores
Wojciechowski believes that Qualcomm will switch to those four ‘golden’ CPUs in order to gain a higher performance lead against the competition, which, at the moment, happens to be MediaTek’s unreleased Dimensity 9200. The Dimensity 9200 has impressed us so far in benchmark leaks, beating Apple’s. M1 and A16 Bionic in separate GPU tests only. However, it seems that since the Dimensity 9200 adopted the old 1 + 3 + 4 CPU configuration, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 may lead the multi-core test.
There seems to be a lot of confusion about the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, so here’s the explanation: the CPU configuration is 1+4+3 and not 1+2+2+3, as previously rumored. pic.twitter.com/vr2Tke41A7
— Kuba Wojciechowski⚡ (@Za_Raczke) November 6, 2022
Also, the performance numbers mean little when it comes to power efficiency, and since the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will be available in consumer devices rather than being plugged in all day, it will be interesting to see how this CPU change will play out. battery life. Thankfully, Qualcomm’s upcoming SoC is said to be made in TSMC’s 4nm process, and according to previous rumors, it will deliver a 20 percent performance improvement over the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 while delivering the same efficiency.
Now that Qualcomm has officially announced the dates for its annual Snapdragon Conference, it won’t be long before we see what the company has in store. If you want to learn more about the upcoming flagship silicon, be sure to read our detailed rumor roundup and know well in advance.
News source: It’s Wojciechowski