Yesterday’s main highlight obviously was the launch of the new Apple Silicon aka A14 Bionic chips based on TSMC’s 5nm process that can deliver industry-leading performance. Even though we thought Apple would compare its chip’s performance against its predecessor A13 Bionic, however, it did compare to the A12.
Apple announced it’s new A14 chip will be almost 40% faster than A12 Bionic in CPU performance using ARM cores for their architecture which is the same used by Qualcomm as well. In this regard, when the Cupertino giant did not actually bother to mention the performance difference against A13 Bionic, this raises concern that is the new A14 Bionic a huge improvement from last gen?
Well, according to tipster @UniverseIce, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 875 could actually be stronger than A14 Bionic. The Snapdragon 875 will also use the 5nm process however, it will be using Samsung’s fabrication process rather than TSMC’s.
Even is there’s a huge difference in performance for this or not, Ice Universe believes that the new Snapdragon 875 has indeed a ‘great opportunity’ to beat the A14 Bionic this year, yes it can happen because Snapdragon 865 was able to compete with A13 Bionic already.
So, if you were thinking Qualcomm cannot give “Apple-like” performance, you are wrong because the new SoCs from Qualcomm or Apple will use ARM Cortex-X1 Super Core that should give a 30% increase in performance as well.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 will come with a “1+3+4” triple cluster architecture which suggests that there will be one super core + three large cores + four energy-efficient cores. Probably, the configuration will consist 1 x high performance Cortex-X1 core + 3 x Cortex-A78 cores + 4 x energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores.
All in all, the performance competition is indeed taking a new level and now it will be interesting to see how the upcoming Snapdragon 875 stacks up against mighty Apple.
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