Snapdragon 620 and 618 will get Cortex-A72 cores

Snapdragon 620 and 618 will get Cortex-A72 cores

A few days ago the mobile processor designer ARM unveiled its latest and most powerful Cortex-A72 core. The new chip will be made on 16 nm FinFET technology and will come with 48 KB of L1 instruction cache, 32 KB of L1 data cache and 512 KB – 2 MB of L2 data cache as well as an integrated floating point unit. According to ARM the new core is 50 times more powerful than the fastest smartphone processor of 5 years ago.

Qualcomm will present new solutions on Cortex-A72 as soon as possible. According to online reports the company will present two new chips with the new core – Snapdragon 620 (MSM8976) and Snapdragon 618 (MSM8956). The former chip will have four Cortex-A72 cores at 1.8 GHz as well as four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.2 GHz, while the latter chip will have six cores – two Cortex-A72 and four Cortex-A53 cores at again 1.8 GHz and 1.2 GHz, respectively.

Interestingly enough we are still to see Cortex-A72 inside Qualcomm’s high-end mobile processors. As you know the Snapdragon 600 series offers mid-range processors only.

Source: VR-Zone

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