A Peek At The TSMC Fabbed Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Qualcomm have moved from Samsung to TSMC for his or her refresh of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, predictably named the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. Qualcomm have prompt you must anticipate a modest efficiency improve, a 3.2 GHz peak CPU increase which is a ten% % enchancment, and the identical improve in GPU efficiency. The actual enchancment would be the energy effectivity, because the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 supposedly affords a 30% enchancment over the unique.
The energy financial savings come from a 15% discount in CPU energy necessities and 30% much less for the GPU, which ought to find yourself equating to round an hour of additional utilization. Don’t let the facility financial savings trick you into pondering that the GPU is slacking off, as it’ll provide 10bit color depth in addition to the small efficiency increase.
It might be fascinating to see if switching foundries mid-generation resolves a few of the issues now we have seen with the unique Snapdragon 8 GPU.
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