Snapdragon 8 Gen2 CPU Architecture
Last month Qualcomm released its newest Snapdragon 8+ mobile platform to power flagship phones in the second half of the year. Snapdragon 8+ is an enhanced version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen1, switching to TSMC’s 4nm process, with the same CPU cluster architecture.
At the end of the year, there will be a second generation of Snapdragon 8 Gen1, the previously rumored Snapdragon 8 Gen2, which will also use TSMC 4nm, but the CPU architecture will be a completely new design.
According to a report from industry insider Digital Chat Station, codenamed SM8550/Kailua – Snapdragon 8 Gen2 CPU architecture uses 1×Makalu-Elp + 2×Makalu + 2×Matterhon + 3×Klein R1.
After simplified, Snapdragon 8 Gen2 CPU architecture includes one mega core of ARM Cortex-X3 as performance core; two ARM Cortex-A720 mid-core; two Cortex-A710 mid-core; three ARM Cortex-A510 small cores. And the GPU is Adreno740.
From this news, Snapdragon 8 Gen2 GPU upgrade Adreno 740 is a regular change, but the CPU architecture has changed a lot, from the current 1 + 3 + 4 three cluster architecture into 1 + 2 + 2 + 3 four cluster architecture.
The middle core has become two kinds, the design is more complex, which will also lead to more CPU scheduling problems, but the benefits are not without. Theoretically, it is more flexible for various scenarios.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen2 chipset is will be officially unveiled in the fourth quarter of this year, possibly the first of the Xiaomi 13 Series to debut. But of course, other manufacturers also want to grab the first during this period.