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 instructed it’s best to anticipate a modest efficiency enhance, a 3.2 GHz peak CPU increase which is a ten% % enchancment, and the identical enhance in GPU efficiency. The true enchancment would be the energy effectivity, because the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 supposedly provides a 30% enchancment over the unique.
The ability 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 ability financial savings trick you into pondering that the GPU is slacking off, as it would provide 10bit color depth in addition to the small efficiency increase.
It is going to be fascinating to see if switching foundries mid-generation resolves among the issues now we have seen with the unique Snapdragon 8 GPU.
When you’ve got a while this weekend, there’s an open beta of a brand new on-line multiplayer FPS referred to as Leap which runs from 10:00am PT right now till to Might 22 at 6:00pm PT. It really releases June 1st, if it seems to be an gratifying expertise.