Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will get a possible boost

Snapdragon 8 Gen 4
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The Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 design may be headed for an upgrade to 4.26GHz to compete with Apple's M4 chip. Expect higher single and multi-core performance.

According to rumors, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 design is being refreshed from a frequency of 4.00GHz and above to a frequency of 4.26GHz. This is in response to the high performance and new single-core score record achieved by Apple's M4 chip. This has forced Qualcomm to rethink its approach to encourage consumers to choose its chip over Apple's A18 and A18 Pro.

With Qualcomm expected to announce the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 in October, there is an opportunity to take advantage of this change, especially after the waves from Apple's M4 launch have had time to calm down. The potential improvement in single-core performance with the new targeted frequency will be unprecedented, and with an expected '2 + 6' CPU cluster configuration, multi-core performance is also expected to improve significantly.


It's worth noting that both the M4 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 are likely to use TSMC's second-generation 3nm process, which implies similar characteristics in production and performance to the latest models of the iPad Pro. However, the new Snapdragons lack the Scalable Matrix Extension, which can lead to inefficient handling of matrix math tasks, which can give the impression that the M4 is more efficient.

As a result, smartphone manufacturers may have to implement larger vapor chambers to achieve maximum efficiency in connection with the use of Snapdragon 8 Gen 4. The performance potential of Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 may be limited by the lack of SME, regardless of the increased frequency target.

Therefore, Qualcomm's move to the 4.26GHz target could be a way to close this gap and remain competitive. With more comparisons to come, it's now up to Qualcomm to design these changes to result in real performance improvements, and it will be exciting to see how phone makers will take full advantage of Snapdragon 8 Gen 4's capabilities. The entire industry is anxiously awaiting more information in the coming months as these chips are unveiled and subsequently benchmarked.

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