Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 leak reveals details about the tri-cluster CPU design
Nov 25, 2018 16:07 PM IST
Apple’s A12 Bionic and Huawei’s Kirin 980 have already been launched, and now it’s time for Qualcomm. Last week we learned that the chipset will be unveiled on 4 December in Hawaii during the Qualcomm Technology Summit. Given that Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 845 last year at the same venue, this isn’t really big news.
Snapdragon 8150 pic.twitter.com/oLdZhkewo4
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) November 24, 2018
According to the tweet, the Snapdragon 8150 will have four low-power Kryo Silver cores, with 128 KB L2 cache each, running at a maximum frequency of 1.8 GHz in one cluster.
Then comes a trio of Kryo Gold ones, with 256KB L2 cache each, and a maximum frequency of 2.419 GHz in another cluster.
Finally, the first is a single Kryo Gold core with double the L2 cache, at 512 KB and a maximum frequency of 2.842 Ghz.
The chipset will most likely be called the 8150 and not the 855.
The GPU inside is believed to be the Adreno 640 which is said to be 20 percent better than the previous version.
There have been a lot of rumours about the processing of the Snapdragon 8150 chipset. The chipset has been spotted on AnTuTu with a score of 362,292 points and is the first chipset powering an Android platform to earn more than 360,000 points. For comparison, the newest iPhones score around 309,000.
The chip was also recently spotted on Geekbench which logged a score of 3,281 in the single-core test and 11,023 in the multi-core test, which is very good.
Snapdragon 8150 is also rumoured to be manufactured on the newest 7 nm process by TSMC and its size is expected to be 12.4 x 12.4 mm. The Kirin 980 and Apple’s A12 Bionic are built on the same process.