Qualcomm To Drop ARM CPU Designs With Its ‘SM8750’ Launch, Tipster Hints It Is The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 With An 8-Core Cluster
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 is rumored to be the last smartphone chipset from Qualcomm to feature ARM CPUs, as the San Diego firm is expected to switch to its custom designs, also called Oryon , starting with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4. One tipster mentions this update, along with the CPU configuration, so let us discuss those.
Qualcomm’s custom Oryon cores are expected to be adopted in the ‘2 + 6’ configuration for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 should see a similar CPU configuration as Apple’s A-series chips designed for the iPhone lineup. The only difference here is that according to the details shared by ‘Digital chatter’ on Weibo, Qualcomm’s upcoming SoC will have six energy-efficient cores paired with two performance cores. Aside from that, no other information was shared.
Ditching the Cortex-X5 and other ARM CPU designs for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 means Qualcomm may only require two performance cores to deliver unrivaled single-core performance and bring itself in the same conversation as Apple’s A-series. For the longest time, the inclusion of multiple high-performance CPU cores did little to dent the domination that Apple has in the smartphone industry, so it is only likely that a custom solution from Qualcomm would do the trick.
Tipster hints that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will arrive with its own custom CPU cluster
Combine the two performance cores with the six efficiency ones, and you are looking at potentially improved multi-core scores. In fact, one tipster also stated that the earlier performance results of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 reveals the latter is actually faster than the M2 . Since Qualcomm will also take advantage of TSMC’s N3E process, an improved variant of the Taiwanese manufacturer’s 3nm node, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4’s performance cores might be able to clock higher without sacrificing thermals.
On top of that, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 is said to get LPDDR6 support , resulting in higher memory bandwidth at lower power consumption, which contributes to those impressive multi-core numbers. Sadly, before its arrival, we still have to wait for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 announcement and be patient for an entire year after, so we will keep our readers updated on Qualcomm’s plans throughout this journey.
Written by Omar Sohail