Snapdragon 8 Generation 1 has been widely criticized in recent weeks, and MediaTek has stepped up pressure on Qualcomm thanks to the introduction of powerful chipsets. have given. According to some benchmarks, MediaTek 9000 flagship chipset has more to say than Snapdragon 8 Generation 1. Now, in addition to that, the 8100 Dynamite Intermediate chipset seems to perform better than Qualcomm's flagship chip.
1 and released Snapdragon 888. According to the results, the MediaTek chipset failed two Qualcomm chips in a multi-core test. It should be noted that for these three tests, phones made by Riley Company are used, and in the meantime, Riley GT NEO3 uses Dimension 8100, which is going to be released soon.
Regarding the specifications of the 1st Generation Snapdragon 8, we must say that the processor of this chip, as usual, consists of 3 parts, but now all the processing cores are based on the new ARMv9 architecture. First of all, we should mention the main core, Cortex-X2, which offers a speed of 3.0 GHz. It also has three 2.5 GHz Cortex-A710 cores and four low-power 1.5 GHz A510 cores. Overall, the processor of this chipset is about 20% faster than the Snapdragon 888 and consumes up to 30% less energy. In addition, the 1st Generation Snapdragon 8 GPU offers 30% better performance and consumes up to 25% less energy thanks to the new architecture.
It seems that the problems related to the performance of the 8th Generation Snapdragon 1 largely goes back to its manufacturer, Samsung. Qualcomm is one of the companies that sometimes outsources the production of its flagship chips to Samsung, with TSMC producing the rest. The Snapdragon 845, for example, was made by Samsung, but the next two generations, the 855 and 865, were made by TSMC. Last year and this year, Samsung was chosen as the maker of the Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 8 1st Generation chips. Assigned to TSMC, which experts say has a much better performance than Samsung in making chips. It is also said that Snapdragon 8 Generation 1 Plus will be produced by TSMC. In this regard, we must say that Qualcomm is not the only company that leaves Samsung for TSMC. Nvidia initially planned to outsource a number of its 7nm GPUs to Samsung, but has now partnered with TSMC to do so.
Although the Snapdragon 8G Generation 1 failed the 8100 Diamond test in single-core, it should be noted that this is a mid-range chipset that will be used in low-cost handsets. On the other hand, unlike Qualcomm's flagship chip, which is made using 4-nanometer manufacturing technology, the Density 8100 is a 5-nanometer chip. So the failure of an expensive flagship chip from a mid-range chipset is bad news for Qualcomm.
Given this negative news, Qualcomm intends to launch its flagship chip Plus model sooner than expected. Reduce your distance from MediaTek. It should be noted that MediaTek ranks first in the global mobile chip market, and it was announced some time ago that the company has succeeded in beating Qualcomm even in the US market. So we have to see if Qualcomm can offer a much better competitor to MediaTek chips with the release of Snapdragon 8 Generation 1 Plus.
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