Doubling down: the Snapdragon 830 processor might feature eight custom Kryo CPU cores

Industry analyst Pan Juitang came up with informed predictions about the Snapdragon 830 processor. The chip is internally known as the MSM8998 (the SD820 is MSM8996), and differs from its predecessor in several key aspects...
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35. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Sure LOL. Tell me a CPU bound scenario where Exynos 8890 throttles. The only place it throttles is in GPU bound scenarios, which is irrelevant for battery life since only losers game on mobile.

53. Quduz

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

liar.it doesn't throttle as much as sd820. A9 integrated gpu(IPHONE SE)20% MALI T880 MP12 25% ANDRENO 40%http://www.gsmarena.com/newscomm-17776.php

54. Quduz

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

liar.it doesn't throttle as much as sd820. A9 integrated gpu(IPHONE SE)20% MALI T880 MP12 25% ADRENO 530 40%http://www.gsmarena.com/newscomm-17776.php

55. Quduz

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

liar.it doesn't throttle as much as sd820. A9 integrated gpu(IPHONE SE)20% MALI T880 MP12 25% ADRENO 530 40%http://www.gsmarena.com/newscomm-17776.php it's the s7 not the edge.how much more if it's pitted against the s7 edge? The nexus and g5 woUldale have gone hiding

34. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

My Z3C on lollipop gets 8-8.5 sot, down from 10-11 when it was on KK. Back then, the custom cores Qualcomm used were kinda like A53s. No wonder everything was so power efficient. Now, we all seem to need ps4's in our pockets, so battery life is middling. This is why I plan to see what HTC has in store for an A9 successor, or any oem for that matter, who will use the SD625: efficient core design meets efficient fab process!

30. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

average but dont throttle like the exynos do in the S7..

41. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Three types of sores is stupid.

9. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

What a Monster, you say PA? More cores doesn't necessarily mean better performance... It may score up to 100,000 on Antutu but in real life, the difference won't be something to write home about... BMW S1000RR makes 200HP at the crank and can really abuse dyno... And yet my 125HP Speed Triple has an edge over it in the real world... Why? TORQUE!!! Horsepower and Antutu Score share one thing... BRAGGING RIGHTS! Why Apple is stuck with just two cores? Why Ducati is stuck with just two cylinders? Bravo to those who get my point! G'Day!

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Antutu v6 doesn't test multi core CPU performance any more e.g. Now the 650 and 652 get the same scores Now the Denvor K1 somehow beats the A8X

16. Shocky unregistered

There are many things wrong with Antutu, it's a broken benchmark and shouldn't be used. It's basically the new Quadrant, it's pointless and a waste of everyone's time.

19. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed!

60. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I think anyone that understans benchmarking agree with you!

32. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Green idiot why bugatti veyron use V12 or W16 then? Apple OS is super lightweight so yeah make apple SOC run android and the benchmark will be much much lower. As you said not everything is about horse power but when you can do more you need more power. Get it? G'day! lol

38. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

So true, Apple could not run android, we'll it could but you wouldn't be able to do s**t on it because it would be so slow.

43. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Well... First, it's GreenMan not GreenIdiot... Come-on... Second, Bugatti doesn't make much sense on road, whilst a Civic does! Says Richard Hammond! And besides... BIKES ARE DIFFERENT THAN CARS... They're tuned differently... An average bike can rev up to 10,000rpms, easy! Superbikes can Touch 16,000rpms... So, don't mess with a gear head as you're out of your league here, little one...

56. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

SMARTPHONES ALSO DIFFERENT THAN CARS... *fly away*

58. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@ibend True, but the basic principle is SAME! Ducati = Apple...!

10. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Custom Artemis + Custom Cortex A35 + 4K/60fps encode :) :) :)

15. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Cortex a35 are much slower than a53 i think we will see again cortex a53

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

According to ARM: "Here the A35 actually is extremely intriguing as it is able to match the A53's performance from 80% to up to 100% depending on use-case." http://www.anandtech.com/show/9769/arm-announces-cortex-a35 I think we may see some SoCs with both e.g. Artemis + A53 + A35

21. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Thus the "custom" part. Widen the caches, instruction widths and thingamajiggies to catch up while being more compact.

12. jove39

Posts: 2143; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Here goes Qualcomm again. Couldn't stand against "more cpu cores = better processor" people (oem/users).

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Not really any worse than the "more cpu cores = more power consumption and heat" people

57. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

thats still alot better than "Apple only need 2 cores to beat androids 8 cores" people, and "multicore is useless because apps cant use more than 1 core" people

26. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Here we go again...

42. Trex95

Posts: 2377; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

With SD 830 you can use your phone to dry clean your shirts Lol.

50. S4NDY

Posts: 225; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

Surface phone :)

52. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

And once again adreno will make it VOLCANO ?

61. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

The whole point of using 4 cores vs 8 was to prioritize big core with superior single core power over core count. Qualcomm basically failed with their core architecture. The SD 820 is barely more powerful than last years Exynos as a complete package, and can't perform as well as last years Apple A8 Processor per core. Video playback is also oddly terrible on SD820 devices. Qualcomm's Krait core was still very competitive with the Swift cores in the iPhone 5 when it arrived. Kyro cores don't even hold a candle to Apple's A9 cores today. More cores won't help. Remember the 810.

62. HTC_ONE_MAX

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

actually hexa core is more than enough.
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