ARM Unveils New Processor Architecture for High-End Phones
ARM today unveiled a suite of new processor designs for high-end phones. The new Cortex-A77 CPU promises 20% better performance than the A76 it replaces. The A76 architecture is used in Qualcomm's current top-end chip, the Snapdragon 855. Although ARM does not make chips itself, ARM's designs form the basis for nearly all processors used in phones, including those from Qualcomm, Apple, MediaTek, Huawei, and Samsung. The A77 is accompanied by the new Mali-G77 GPU, which offers 40% better graphics performance compared to the existing Mali-G76 GPU, and 60% better performance in machine learning (ML) applications.
May 31, 2018
ARM today announced a new series of processors cores for mobile devices that it says will increase performance without impacting battery life. The new Cortex A76 processor core is built using a 7nm process that ARM says delivers a 35% boost in speed and a 40% improvement in efficiency when compared to its previous 10nm core.
Dec 5, 2018
Qualcomm today fully revealed the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, its top-tier system-on-a-chip heading into 2019. Qualcomm focus on a number of pillars when developing this SoC, including performance, connectivity, AI, camera, and entertainment.
Jun 27, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 450 Platform, a new entry in its mid-tier range of processors for high-volume devices. The Snapdragon 450 is the first 400 series chip to make use of Qualcomm's 14nm process, which provides it with noticeable performance and efficiency gains over earlier chips.
May 8, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 mobile platforms, two new systems-on-a-chip that the company says will dramatically improve speed, battery life, and photography for sub-flagship smartphones. The Snapdragon 660 succeeds the 653, while the 630 succeeds the 626.