Question Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 announced

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dark zero

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Well, I will mention this from the video of Geekerwan (an excellent video BTW)

Interesting enough, Qualcomm advances...

- I read somewhere that Qualcomm will go to Hexa Big Core in the next generation or Gen 4 with the Nuvia cores. That would be a BIG change. If this continues, the poor next generation of Switch would end being emulated faster than expecting.

- Apple should start to think that is time for Octa Core time. Or going at least 4 big cores if they keep Hexa.

- Seems that might force Samsung and Mediatek to finally make the move and introduce (or reintroduce in MTK case) the Deca Core once again. With an hexa Core design. I mean... 1 X Core, 5 BIG cores and 4 small ones.

- The rest of brands would start to get behind even worse than expecting. AKA UNISOC that they only have 4 Big Core + 4 small core design.
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Qualcomm-Snapdragon-8-Gen-3-could-trade-blows-with-Apple-Silicon-thanks-to-massive-single-and-multi-core-gains-Snapdragon-8-Gen-4-rumoured-to-launch-with-Nuvia-cores.680112.0.html
 
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soresu

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- I read somewhere that Qualcomm will go to Hexa Big Core in the next generation or Gen 4 with the Nuvia cores. That would be a BIG change. If this continues, the poor next generation of Switch would end being emulated faster than expecting.
As long as Switch 2 is also ARM64 based the main limitations to emulation are the GPU and the software part where Android smartphones are concerned.

Switch is Tegra Maxwell so basically a standard PC GPU with an abundance of documentation.

The more custom the µArch is the longer it takes to work around the quirks.
 

FlameTail

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Excellent video.

One interesting point i noticed is that the Cortex A715 is barely better than the A710 in power-efficiency, which in itself was barely an improvement over A78.

It seems like we really are hitting a wall of diminishing returns with Austin's core design.
Is no one going to talk about this video?
 

dark zero

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Is no one going to talk about this video?
Actually, I did sir, still, let's see how the mid tier are developed, since the highest one shown to be capable, even the Mediatek 9200 shown to be pretty decent.
And the Dimensity 8200 is great too.

So is time to see how Snapdragon 7+ Gen 1 and even more, Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 fares against Mediatek.

Sigh... now that I wanted to see more from Samsung and Huawei they dissapeared.
From Samsung they only have the Exynos 1380 as the new chip and is only to tie against the Snapdragon 778G. Heck, they have the even more capable Exynos 1080 and it was never released outside China!
 

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