Winter is coming and all we can worry about is too much heat. The ghost of Qualcomm may or may not have to do with this Samsung development, though you try disseminating those Snapdragon 810 heat tests and putting that together with Samsung’s decision to go in-house for its chipsets this year.
As best we know it, Samsung is supposed to be manufacturing half of its Galaxy S7 units with its latest Exynos product while the other half, by supply necessity, is going with the Snapdragon 820.
Reports (from what we could tell, likely from Taiwanese parts [...]
After the so-called “Chipgate” debacle that drew doubt from spec-obsessed people, Apple hopes to avoid taking another bit of effort to even think about addressing such a performance disparity. Apple ordered its A9 processors from two sources — Samsung and Taiwan-based TSMC — and we’re now expecting it to ask only one to produce its A10 processors.
We’ve heard it said before and now an international financial firm is claiming that TSMC will be the sole producer of the A10 system-on-a-chip that is expected to appear on the iPhone 7 next year.
If you decide to get a Samsung Galaxy S7 next year, you’ll have to deal with what our friends with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus had to earlier on this season. Samsung is said to only have production capacity for so many Exynos 8890 chipsets that it will only appear on half of all S7 units. The other half will get the Snapdragon 820.
We’ve the former get benchmarked on GeekBench with some pretty outstanding results. But the Exynos 8890 has very little to stand on with a recent result from a Chinese test.
The comparable Kirin 950 put up an average [...]
Qualcomm introduced a cold, calculating move on the chipset scene with its quad-core Snapdragon 820. Over the course of a year or so, we’ve seen semiconductors jack up processor core counts because obviously, the more cores, the better the processing, right? From four to six to eight and even ten, it seemed like a cheerleader’s chant for the wrong men and women.
During its press blitz for the Snapdragon 820, Qualcomm made clear its intentions to keep going forward on minimizing the number of cores it would use in complex, high-power chipsets. With apps currently not [...]