Snapdragon 8 Gen1 Plus with TSMC 4nm process will still have heating issues

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus

Qualcomm’s new flagship processor, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 comes with the code name sm8450. The optimized version of this chip, Snapdragon 8 Gen1+ will probably use the code name sm8475. The sm8475 has already made an appearance. According to @DCS, MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (mt6983) and Qualcomm sm8475 (Snapdragon 8 Gen1+) that use TSMC’s 4nm process still have heating issues. He claims that at the moment, even the most advanced technology can not reduce the heating. The truth is that these chips consume too much power. 

Major manufacturers are already testing new phones equipped with new flagship platforms. Qualcomm and MediaTek will also launch new mid-range SoCs to boost market share. The new platforms are expected to include Dimensity 7000 series and Qualcomm sm74 new chip. 

Although some think that the heating issue is specific to Samsung’s process, this is not entirely true. Whether Samsung or TSMC, heat generation from high-end chips is inevitable. In fact, old chips like the HiSilicon Kirin 9000 and Apple A15 also have heating issues. 

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Snapdragon 8 Gen1 has heating issues

Unfortunately, there is every reason to believe that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 also has heat problems. Well-known network insider @Universelce believes that overheating problems are not going anywhere. In his opinion, the new ARM architecture is complete nonsense and is inferior to the one that Apple uses in its chips. The new platform does not offer a qualitative improvement in performance and energy efficiency on par with the Apple A13 Bionic, let alone the new A15 chipset.

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From here, the insider draws a disappointing conclusion – the Android flagships of 2022 will be hot. At the same time, Qualcomm is well aware of the existing problems. But it will solve them in a couple of years. There is a risk that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will also be prone to overheating and only with the arrival of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will we see quality improvements. And they will be due to the fact that Qualcomm will switch to using the architecture from Nuvia. From now on, according to @Universelce, the good times will come for Android smartphones.

The same source expressed pessimism regarding the fact that the Exynos 2200 will be powerful. According to him, the new chip will still be inferior to the new solution from Qualcomm. The bet on graphics from AMD will not give tangible progress, and it will lag behind Qualcomm’s Adreno video accelerator. Moreover, the Exynos 2300 graphics subsystem will also not be able to compete with the Adreno video accelerator in the future flagship Snapdragon chip.

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