Benchmark test reveals that Intel's version of the LG Nuclun 2 chipset is superior to TSMC's variant
posted by Alan F. / Nov 16, 2015, 3:48 PM
Both versions of the chipset were run through a benchmark site. The Intel variant of the LG Nuclun 2 scored 1,980 on the Geekbench single-core test, and a 6689 in the multi-core test. The TSMC prototype tallied 1721 for the single-core test, and 5710 in multi-core.
Based on the benchmark tests, it would seem that Intel will probably get the call from LG to manufacture the chipset, and both companies might have already shaken hands on a deal. Late last month, we told you that LG and Intel had agreed to work together on a new mobile chip. The LG Nuclun 2 employs the big.LITTLE architecture with four Cortex-A72 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores.
Whatever LG decides to do, the company will surely make some sort of public announcement. While it would seem obvious that this will be Intel's gig, stranger things have happened. After all, there are other factors that LG needs to consider including pricing and yields.
source: Weibo via GforGames
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posted on Nov 16, 2015, 3:52 PM 4
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All hail the Nuclun 2! Awaiting the G5. And for $550 after it's few months of launching (since the G4 is currently $450)... This will be a heck of a package!
posted on Nov 16, 2015, 3:55 PM 3
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@PA The 16nm A9 version of TSMC outperforms Sammy's 14nm version, true but why not state the obvious reason and fact: Apple A9 was 100% designed for TSMC's manufacturing node, and was then modified to try to adapt it on Sammy's process (just like how most android apps are first made for iOS then ported into Android)... So it is very natural for TSMC's A9 to outperform Samsung's A9, because it was not pivotaly designed for Sammy's process in the first place!
posted on Nov 16, 2015, 4:04 PM 8
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I am not sure, but TSMC said to be using 16nm FinFet+ (instead of just FinFet) for the Apple A9, while Samung used 14nm LPE(Low-Power-Early). Samsung upcoming processors are on 14nm LPP(Low-Power-Plus).
posted on Nov 17, 2015, 6:10 AM 0
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dayummmm those scores are crazy all i hope is LG get it together in the design department... i want a phone as slim as possible, i dont care if i cant remove the battery, but i want premium design, feel and materials
posted on Nov 16, 2015, 4:04 PM 1
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Surprised...Intel working with LG on ARM based soc.
posted on Nov 16, 2015, 4:36 PM 3
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Since when did Intel have an ARM licence?
posted on Nov 16, 2015, 5:11 PM 0
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haha, intel have free time help lg made cpu?. intel doen't have experience with arm cpu. and lg doesn't have big demand highend smartphone. now atom still behind arm cpu, but intel help lg for arm cpu?. unbelievable.
posted on Nov 16, 2015, 6:23 PM 0
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Nothing unbelievable about it at all. Intel have the most advanced fabrication facilities on the planet and they can be used to make any type of CPU. Whether they're producing ARM or x64 chips makes no difference.
posted on Nov 16, 2015, 6:32 PM 0
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LG used to rival Samsung with LG semi conductors during the 1990's. When the Asian financial crisis occurred, Then President Kim forced LG to sell it's chip business to rival Hyundai electronics despite the strong protest from LG. It did not make any sense to many since LG was more electronics chaebol than Hyundai ever was (more into heavy industries, construction and automobiles). Many speculated that President Kim favored Hyundai and gave them as some gift in return for Hyundai's aggressive role and support in government's Pro North Korea peace policy - so called "Sun shine policy". Hyundai electronics which merged with LG later day became what is Hynix, went bankrupt and SK purchased the company and finally became SK Hynix which is today. It was obvious Hyundai could not run the chip business as well as LG. Later it was told LG CEO Mr. Koo cried after he was forced to sell the chip division, which was a legacy of his father. We can only say that it must be LG's destiny and never ceasing ambition to come back to chip business one day.
posted on Nov 16, 2015, 10:54 PM 3
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Great. Now if LG could use common sense with their screens as well and start using FHD instead of QHD then I'd be tempted to try an LG device. I want better stamina and the tricks that LG uses (like dim screens) don't cut it! Not to mention the abysmal framerates with games.
posted on Nov 16, 2015, 5:50 PM 1
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LG is finally gaining ground. They had by far the best flagship of 2013 with the g2, rivaled only by the note 3 (my opinion) the g3 in my eyes was also better than the s5, this year however compared to 13 and 14 lg has a bit of a backslide, mostly due to Qualcomm (also my opinion) I think they now see that they can't put all of their eggs in the Qualcomm basket
posted on Nov 16, 2015, 5:56 PM 1
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Over at tomshardware, they found the samsung process to have better power efficiency. PA next time make sure you have your information correct.http://www.tomshardware.com/ne
posted on Nov 16, 2015, 8:21 PM 3
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Um the Samsung one is the better performer now. Too bad the damage was done and people now think the TMSC one is superior. Great viral marketing by whoever did it. TMSC or a Samsung hater? Who knows. That said, I would trust intel over anyone else and that includes Samsung and Apple. Technically they should be the wisest and most powerhouse chip manufacturer.
posted on Nov 16, 2015, 9:46 PM 3
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"The version of Apple's A9 chipset produced by TSMC reportedly outperforms the Samsung manufactured A9 chipset." PA? Alan? This line has no purpose in this article. None. It's irrelevant to the subject matter and succeeds only as a dig at Samsung to rile up partisan sentiments. My expectations of PhoneArena are already pretty low these days, but come on... Be better than this.
posted on Nov 16, 2015, 11:08 PM 1
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