A few hours back, Qualcomm revealed a more details about its upcoming flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 820. The company particularly stressed on performance and efficiency in this new chip. Also, the chip is reportedly made with high-end performance and slim smartphone design in mind.
The cores inside the chipset is built for heterogeneous computing. This means that the chip will be able to combine different functional cores of the entire system including GPU, CPU and DSP cores to achieve high-end performance and efficiency at the same time. Usually, one or two cores are dedicated for a task, but Qualcomm believes heterogeneous computing is the right way to tackle all tasks.
Qualcomm has reportedly used eight custom Kryo cores inside the Snapdragon 820. In case you remember, the Snapdragon 800 series chips used the custom Krait CPUs. The Kryo cores are built on the latest 14nm FinFET technology which maximizes power efficiency. These cores are clocked at 2.2GHz which the company claims will deliver up to 2 times the performance. Even the efficiency increases up to 2x times as compared to Snapdragon 810. The Kryo CPU along with Adreno 530 GPU and Hexagon 680 DSP will make sure that the chip performs better than most other SoCs in the market.
While we wait for the official launch of the Snapdragon 820 inside a smartphone, today, the chip was reportedly spotted on AnTuTu with a score of 83,774 points! That’s pretty impressive considering other chips, even the Exynos 7420 find it hard to cross the 70,000 mark. However, the configuration shows that the phone had a FHD 1080p resolution, so if the resolution is bumped up to 2K we may see the score drop down a bit.
Still, if the device, code named Green Orange X1 Pro does feature MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset, then the performance is definitely impressive. Since Qualcomm has officially revealed more details about the chip, now we can’t wait to see this chip inside a real device. [source]