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Snapdragon 875 likely to feature ARM's newest Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 super core

29 May 2020 0

Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC is expected to include the two new cores that ARM has just made official. The two new cores are Cortex-X1 and Cortex-A78 cores and it is believed that Snapdragon 875 SoC configuration will likely employ a single Cortex-X1 core coupled with three Cortex-A78 cores and four Cortex A-55 cores as well.

Qualcomm has been following the “1+3+4” triple cluster architecture on its flagship SoC since Snapdragon 855. This includes one super core, three large cores, and four energy-efficient cores. For instance in Snapdragon 865 as well, it introduced 1 high-frequency Cortex A77 + 3 Cortex A77 + 4 Cortex A55 energy-efficient cores. So, following the same, it can be deduced that the Snapdragon 875 will make use of the same cluster but include the newest cores – 1 Cortex-X1 super core and three Cortex-A78 and for energy-efficient Cortex A-55 cores.

According to ARM, the Cortex X1 will deliver a 30% higher peak performance than the Cortex-A77. And, relative to the Cortex-A78, the Cortex-X1 has a 23% improvement in integer performance. Also, the Cortex-X1 has twice the machine learning capabilities of the Cortex-A78.

Earlier this month, it was tipped off that Snapdragon 875 SoC is made using the 5nm process for better performance and lower power consumption. It is also likely to come with the new X60 5G modem. The new 5G model promises better battery life, speed, and improvements overall performance over its predecessor. It aggregates sub-6GHz and mmWave at the same time for faster and more reliable speeds.

The Snapdragon 875 processor could launch in Q4 this year.


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