Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will likely be equipped with four different core types
Qualcomm’s new flagship processor, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, is the best option for providing processing power for flagship phones until the end of this year; But next year we have to wait for the new generation of this processor. According to GSMArena and citing Digital Chat Station user account, Qualcomm It plans to use an unusual combination of cores in its 2023 flagship processor.
It is said that the CPU unit in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 system-on-a-chip will include one Cortex X3 core, two Cortex cores. A720 has two Cortex A710 cores and three Cortex A100 cores. These cores are codenamed Makalu-Elp, Makalu, Matterhorn, and Klein-R1, respectively.
If you are familiar with ARM architectures, you have probably heard the names of Makalu and Matterhorn cores before. The mentioned two cores were introduced as new Cortex X1 and Cortex A78 models. Makalu cores will arrive after the Matterhorn.
ARM says that the Cortex X3 and Cortex A720 cores will be up to 30% stronger than the X1 and A78 cores in terms of CPU processing power. Qualcomm’s next-generation processor is expected to experience a similar improvement compared to Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. A 30% improvement is proposed assuming constant clock speed.
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According to the rumors, Qualcomm will make the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor using TSMC’s 4nm lithography. The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor also uses the same lithography. Therefore, we do not expect these two processors to have much difference in terms of clock speed. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will probably be the first mobile-class processor with four different cores in the CPU unit. Current processors often use three types of cores.
Adreno 740 will use the same Adreno 730 architecture used in the current generation. Qualcomm usually unveils a new generation of mobile class flagship processors at the end of each year.