Qualcomm’s “extra” half-cycle chip upgrade – Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 – announced. As usual, Qualcomm promises some modest improvements over the current 8 Gen 1 chip. The company said the chip will provide “10% faster CPU performance” thanks to a maximum CPU increase of 200MHz (up to 3.2GHz now) and a 10% faster GPU. The real shocker is the claim of “30% energy efficiency improvement” for the CPU and GPU.
For the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus, Qualcomm is moving the chip from Samsung Foundry to TSMC, which appears to be the source of the power improvements. This is a serious criticism of Samsung’s 4nm process versus TSMC’s 4nm process, but it is consistent with previous reports from Problems At Samsung Foundry.
Replacing foundries as part of a mid-cycle upgrade isn’t a natural thing, and Qualcomm seems to have a bit of a rescue with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The chip didn’t perform well in the real world, with the processor regularly Turn into Benchmarks lower than 2021 flagship Snapdragon 888.
Qualcomm doesn’t do much for phones per year to begin with, and it regularly lags behind the Apple SoC team. A reliable update that Qualcomm can provide is usually a measurable percentage of standard improvements. The GPU has been able to improve for 2022, but I noticed a drop in CPU capacity after Qualcomm claimed it would be. 20% faster It is a huge disappointment. After changing the casting and increasing the MHz CPU, Qualcomm’s 2022 CPU may finally be faster than its 2021 counterpart.
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