During the development of new processors, there are several intermediary production steps that can qualify as a chip on their own. The chipmaker already has a performance target in mind thus in many cases, these intermediary levels are not considered for mass production. Nevertheless, sometimes, the manufacturer could decide to mass-produce the chip as a lower version of the flagship processor. This appears to be the case with the Snapdragon 875 if the recent reports are anything to go by. Today, @DigitalChatStation reports that there is a Snapdragon 870 SoC with a super-large core up to 3.2GHz. However, just as we will all expect, the performance of this chip is not as good as the Snapdragon 875. As of now, we can not really say much about the Snapdragon 870 SoC.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC – What we know so far
The Snapdragon 875 uses a 5nm process technology, with one 2.84GHz super-large core, three 2.42GHz A78 cores, and four 1.8GHz A55 cores. Furthermore, the new report also claims that it will use an Andreno 660 GPU. In addition, the leaker claims that the cache and memory bandwidth of this chip will improve. According to previous information, the Snapdragon 875 processor uses a “1+3+4” eight-core design, of which “1” is the super-large core Cortex X1, and its peak performance is 23% higher than Cortex A78.
In conclusion, DigitalChatStation believes that the Snapdragon 875 SoC focuses on lower power consumption. However, this is not to say that the performance will be weak, it is not. In fact, it will still lead.
The code name of this chip is “Lahaina”. Lahaina is the largest census-designated place in West Maui, Maui County, Hawaii. Recall that Qualcomm previously announced that it will hold a Snapdragon chip conference in Hawaii in December. The Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit will hold on December 1. We expect Qualcomm to officially announce the new 5nm flagship Snapdragon 875 chip at this conference.
In addition, @数码闲聊站 also claims that Xiaomi Mi 11 (tentative name) will first launch the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 flagship chip in China and it will have an “exclusive period” after launch. Outside China, it appears that the Samsung Galaxy S21 will introduce this chip.
Snapdragon 875 hits 847,868 points on AnTuTu
The AnTuTu score of the SD875 shows that it is about 25% better than the SD865. Of course, all expected the Snapdragon 875 SoC to be better but we didn’t think that it will be a huge jump. According to the AnTuTu benchmark, the Snapdragon875 scores 847,868 points. It is not just impressive but unbelievable. For a comparison, Snapdragon 865 scores 663,000 points. The difference between the Snapdragon 865 and 875 about 184,000 points. It is not common to see a difference this big after just one generation. Hence, it’s a big jump for Qualcomm and this will be a good selling point for this chip.