Snapdragon 818 SoC with deca-core CPU being prepped by Qualcomm?


Last week, we told you about MediaTek's MT6797 SoC. This is part of the chipmaker's Helio X20 series, and features a deca-core CPU. The ten cores are set up with four ARM 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 cores, four 2GHz ARM Cortex-A57 cores and two 2.5GHz ARM Cortex-A72 cores. We did point out that the MT6797 has support for 993MHz LPDDR3 RAM and LTE Cat-6. This is behind Qualcomm and Samsung's support for 1600MHz LPDDR4 RAM and Qualcomm's support for LTE Cat-9.

Monday morning, some information leaked about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 818 SoC, which also will feature a deca-core CPU. This chip offers four low power cores (1.2GHz Cortex-A53), two mid-range cores (1.6GHz Cortex-A53) and four high-power cores (2.0GHz-Cortex A72). The Snapdragon 818 chipset is said to come with the Adreno 532 GPU and supports LPDDR4 RAM. It is built to handle LTE Cat-10 speeds and is produced using the 20nm process.

We would take this with a grain of salt until Qualcomm makes its first deca-core chip official. At that time, we should have a better idea when we might expect to see it under the hood of a new smartphone.

Thanks for the tip!

source: STJSGadgets

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56 Comments

1. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

10 cores on 20nm? Wow. Just WOW.

9. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Please fix your 810 first :p

11. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

THEY DID ALREADY

21. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Ah right. Is the one in G4? :p

22. LifeSucks

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

In reply to article: 'This is part of the chipmaker's Helio X20 series, and features a deca-core CPU. The ten cores are set up with four ARM 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 cores, four ""2GHz ARM Cortex-A57"" cores and two 2.5GHz ARM Cortex-A72 cores.' It's four 2 GHz Cortex-A53 cores.

32. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Apparently Xiaomi have a new graphite heatsink I want to see more phones with the "new" 810 first before jumping to conclusions

36. Max_Boost

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

The one in G4 is a 808, not a 810. LAWLZ

38. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

You really didn't get that SARCASM like Sheldon haha

43. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Throttling performance so much so that it barely beats the 801 isn't what I call fixing the problem. Lets be honest SD810 is nothing but a disaster and simply not fit for purpose.

52. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

They didn't just throttle it see post 25

59. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Exactly 100% on the mark

45. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Throttling isn't the same as fixing

53. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

They didn't just throttle it see post 25

46. waddup121 unregistered

ohhhh......JESUS

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

That's false rumor, just like the 815. Qualcomm has made the 820 official along with the other A72 powered chips like 618 and 620. If there was a chip like this, they would have confirmed that already.

16. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

is there a so called true rumor? LOL!

30. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Did you really laugh out loud? I'm skeptical.

34. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

815 was not a rumor it just don't hit the market as may 818 never does.

3. josephnero

Posts: 780; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Adreno 532=fake

4. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

This seems a bit... much. If this really is the most efficient way to do it then awesome but you'd think that just 2 low, 2 mid and 2 high power cores would do it. The XX8 SOCs are supposed to prioritize power efficiency right? Or is that the XX5 SOCs?

24. LifeSucks

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Hmm. That is a very interesting combination. But with Samsung and LG (later down the line) no longer using Snapdragon chips they have no choice but to stoop to the same level as Mediatek.

29. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Which is a shame. They're just taking a page out of AMDs book. Instead of working on their efficiency and IPC, they just throw more cores onto the chip. Qualcomm is definitely no underdog so I don't see why they don't just put their giant bank account to good use and R&D a better core. They do a little bit of custom work on the ARM processors but not enough. If Samsungs Mongoose cores gains more ground than just an S7 variant they're going to be in trouble. The Exynos 7420 is a beast.

27. LifeSucks

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

"The XX8 SOCs are supposed to prioritize power efficiency right? Or is that the XX5 SOCs?" There is no way for us to tell. Qualcomm's naming scheme is stupid.

28. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I liked how TI did theirs. RIP.

5. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Hopefully this means that I'll be able to play Temple Run at 4K resolution.

31. peace247 unregistered

INTEL please do not follow this core war....!!! I think ur the future for our smartphone.....

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Arrangement of 4 High Power A72 cores and 2 Mid Power Cores is better than MTK. But Still 20nm?

7. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Maybe this is the 820?

37. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

No 820 is octa core with 14nm manufacturing.

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