From November 15 to 17, 2022, Qualcomm’s upcoming flagship SoC will debut. Many of the chip’s characteristics, which already show which performance enhancements might be expected, have been leaked
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s odd processing design was already made public by a leaker in June, but Ice Universe now provides more information regarding the chip’s technical specifications.
In light of this, the next-generation flagship SoC, along with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and the Apple A16 Bionic of the iPhone 14 Pro, will continue to be produced utilizing TSMC’s N4 process.
As a result, the ARM Cortex-X3 processing core, with clock rates up to 3.2 GHz, powers the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Two Cortex-A715 and two Cortex-A710 cores, each with a clock speed of up to 2.8 GHz, are integrated. Since ARM hasn’t yet released any new E-cores, the efficiency cores are still built on the Cortex-A510, although their clock rates are rising from 1.8 to 2.0 GHz.
As a result, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 provides a performance core that is more advanced than its predecessor. The improved design and higher clock frequencies should result in a significant improvement in multi-core performance.
ARM claims that a 1+4+4- Configuration based on the new architecture performs 21% better than an older 1+3+4- Configuration, while the Cortex-X3 promises a 25% faster single-thread performance. It is unclear why Qualcomm mixes two Cortex-A715 cores with two older Cortex-A710 cores instead of installing four Cortex-A715 cores, as advised by ARM.
According to Ice Universe, customers should anticipate significant advancements at the NPU, GPU, and ISP.