ARM Cortex-X1 Mega-core Evolution
Last year, ARM officially released its Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 architecture, the former position as a large core, the latter is a mega-core. Cortex-X series is ARM’s new high-performance core architecture, the first product is Cortex-X1, whose performance is 30% higher than the A77, 22% higher than the A78, and 100% improve machine learning capabilities.
Cortex-X1 also allows customers to customize and build more different features, but this requires customer involvement in the early development stage. Today, Xiaomi brought some detailed highlights of mega-core Cortex-X1 used in Snapdragon 888 SoC on Xiaomi 11.
Xiaomi phones have always been the first to carry the Snapdragon 8 series flagship mobile platform, and this time, Xiaomi 11 is the world’s first Snapdragon 888 flagship processor, bringing the most cutting-edge mobile technology innovation to the majority of consumers.
The most significant enhancement of Snapdragon 888 is the introduction of the ARM Cortex-X1 mega-core architecture, which is the ultimate architecture in the pure pursuit of performance. X1 is about 2.3 times larger than the A78 mega-core, and its giant size brings giant energy, and its peak performance is increased by 30% compared to the previous generation A77, which is an unprecedented performance leap and truly opens up the mega-core in the Android camp. That is an unprecedented performance jump, truly opening up the era of mega-core in the Android camp.
The Snapdragon 888 processor achieves even greater peak performance thanks to the vastly increased ability of the Cortex-X1 to process data in parallel. Whether in application launch, application multi-window, game double-opening, or large handheld games that rely heavily on CPU performance, you can experience the jump in real-world experience brought by the super core. This is a watershed moment for Android flagship performance.
Previously, the functions carried by the phone were relatively single, but in the future, we can give the phone a wider range of application scenarios. The increasingly rich terminal form, highly integrated use scenarios, and increasingly sophisticated computing photography all put higher demands on platform computing power. The X1, too, is built for these cutting-edge applications.
Xiaomi 11 is the world’s first Snapdragon 888 mobile platform, relying on the extreme performance of the X1 mega-core to bring a more advanced and quality experience to the majority of users worldwide. It is also this leading configuration ahead of its time that has made Xiaomi 11 the top flagship. After Snapdragon 888, Samsung Galaxy S21 Series also Exynos 2100 5nm SoC with Cortex-X1 mega-core.