Qualcomm is readying the successor to the SD 888 chipset, slated to be called the Snapdragon 898, and will feature a Cortex-X2 clock of 3.09Ghz.
What is Cortex-X2?
The Cortex-X2 is the second generation ARM core dedicated to high performance. These cores perform significantly better while operating on the same node structure and frequency.
The X2’s peak performance has been optimised, and Machine Learning (ML) performance has been doubled. ARM claims that X2’s performance is 40% higher when compared to a 15W Intel i5-1135G7 from 2020.
The Snapdragon 898: What we know so far
The Cortex-X2 will be featured singularly alongside three Cortex-A710 and four Cortex-A510. While the X2 will boost performance by 16% over X1, the A710 is likely to improve efficiency by almost 30%.
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The new top-of-the-line chipset will be produced in Samsung’s 4nm foundry and the process codenamed 4LPE is derived from the existing 5nm manufacturing process for the Snapdragon 888.
While the Snapdragon 888+ took a performance boost when it comes to clock speeds, a jump from the SD 888’s 2.84GHz to 3.0Ghz, it still ran the X1 core. With the incoming X2 core, the performance bump when it comes to actual gains.
Alongside the CPU, the Snapdragon 898 will feature a next-gen Adreno 730 GPU, a new X65 5G modem capable of speeds of 10GBps and integrated systems for ISP and NU. A lot of OEMs from China are already testing the new chipset, and smartphones running the latest from the house of Qualcomm can debut soon after the chip is unveiled.
The current top of the line chipset from Qualcomm is the SD 888 and SD 888+, both of which are manufactured using the 5nm process. Both the chipsets are get integrated modems with 5G compatibilities. These flagship SoCs are doing duties on a lot of flagships already.