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LG reportedly prepping an octa-core 64-bit chipset to take on the Snapdragon 810, it's not a NUCLUN

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LG reportedly prepping an octa-core 64-bit chipset to take on the Snapdragon 810, it's not a NUCLUN
LG's own NUCLUN chipset has powered just a few devices up until, most notably the South Korea-exclusive LG G3 Screen, but reportedly this was enough to deem it an overheating failure, which led to lowered sales of the aforementioned device. This is probably one of the reasons why we are quite unlikely to witness a NUCLUN-powered smartphone released worldwide anytime soon. This probably won't force LG cease the development and production of its mobile SoCs. What's more, new reports circulating in South Korea's air claim that the make of the noteworthy G3 and G Flex 2 is already prepping a new piece of 64-bit silicon. 

It is allegedly intended to be a Snapdragon 810 rival, similar to Samsung's most recent Exynos offering, the 7420. Four Cortex-A72 and four Cortex-A53 are believed to be in the processing heart of this ARMv8-based chipset, all of which are most likely churning gears in accordance with the big.LITTLE architecture. The manufacturer of this piece of hardware is expected to be TSMC, which will make use of the 20nm technology.

There are only guesses about the GPU unit inside this mysterious LG system-on-chip, but speculations claim it will probably be a Mali one. Nevertheless, the release date of this SoC has been tipped to be sometime by the end of 2015, which might be a little too late considering the dynamics of the chipset market. 

Interestingly, the rumor mill claims that LG has been forging on yet another chipset, but it too got canceled due to, once again, excessive overheating.

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posted on 17 Feb 2015, 05:44

1. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)

Might be ODIN?

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 10:29 2

12. rihel_95 (Posts: 301; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)

Everyone's leaving Qualcomm, and its absolutely ok with me, as long as they keep competing neck to neck!

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 05:47 2

2. vincelongman (Posts: 5043; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Sweet, the more competition the better

But why 20nm?
If its has A72 cores then it will be 2016 earliest, should be at least 16nm

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 06:13

6. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

Exactly. A72 woon't be ready in 2015.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 07:16

8. MrET1 (Posts: 110; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)

The first A53/A57 soc came out 2 years after their announcement, so dont expect A72 in 2016 either.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 05:49 1

3. Dude2014 (Posts: 448; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)

So now everyone knows how crappy Snapdragon 810 is? Hopefully this will force that lazy Qualcomm to work harder for their next generation chips.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 05:57

4. vincelongman (Posts: 5043; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Here's the first detailed review
Its in French (paste it into Google Translate)

Doesn't sound promising at all
Barely better than the 805

Only good thing is that this isn't the final retail model
Hopefully the final retail model has less overheating

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 06:14

7. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

You don't need to paste that into google translate. If you're using chrome, there is a tiny icon on the address bar which translates for you.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 06:08

5. GunzPT (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)

looking forward to see what LG offers in terms of SoC.

Right now, it seems everyone is trying to find an alternative to S810. Samsung new Exynos seems quite interesting thus far but we'll see how it performs against 810 itself.

But more production of chips means more competition which is always good.

P.S Curious why it's 20nm...

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 08:45 4

9. j2001m (Posts: 3004; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

Ha, the 5433 20nm (7410) In 64bit mode and 3gb of ddr4 will easy out perform the 810, the 810 is a joke, the cpu is junk apart from it its in its dev brick phone that can easy run a i7 cpu I.e. All the oem need to phone up,Samsung and ask for there old cpu as an upgrade asap

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 09:14

11. Phooey506 (Posts: 85; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)

English? Do you speak it? The 810 isn't even released yet, and when it is it'll be able to run any app made for the next 2-5 years. Junk? Lol, maybe Qualcomm should hire you since all they can make is junk. What QC needs is a genius like you making all the decisions. Lmao, go home kid.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 12:33

15. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)

Quite an assumption.

Remember that the higher your screen resolution, QHD in many cases now: The more extra processing power it will take as graphics advance.

Basically high screen resolutions cause your device to be LESS future proof.

No way 810 runs graphic intensive games of 2020 on a QHD display.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 09:11

10. Phooey506 (Posts: 85; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)

So they're releasing an sd810 competitor in the same timeframe that the sd815/kirin 920/Nvidia X1 are expected. Smart move? I think not.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 10:31

13. zachki17 (Posts: 287; Member since: 14 Sep 2014)

LG G Flex 2 is the first phone with Sd810 and now its out in korea and Indonissiaa.. After a mounth it will hit the us

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 12:27

14. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)

8 Core? Too bad. Poor battery life and heat will continue to be a problem for Android OEM's.

Would be interesting to see someone with some wit to actually at least use the best configuration of Big.little: 2x A57 4x A53. Would be the best of both worlds. 3rd and 4th cores in ARM configurations always have significant diminished performance in Android.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 14:57

17. Niva. (Posts: 433; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)

Best for what? Cores shut themselves down when not in use. The question is which chip has the most performance when such is needed, the one with the highest numbers is best in terms of performance. Best for energy efficiency? This i where it gets difficult. A lot of times the more powerful chips in terms of performance are able to complete tasks faster, go back to idle while mostly being powered down, and hence are more efficient in terms of power too. I took think that 8 core is overkill today, but who knows in the future? Developers are becoming better and harnessing the power of mutliple cores/chips each day, heck, the facebook app alone seems to need all 8 cores and 4GB of RAM...

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 13:06

16. kerginaldo17 (unregistered)

The advantages of producing own chipset, as Samsung has done with the Exynos is the great economy.Still more with quad, octa core.Don't need to be a genius to know what one of parts more expensive in a smartphone is the processor.

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