hinese Twitter counterpart, some technical data on the new Snapdragon 865 were recently published. Of course, the new SoC will again be an absolute high-end chip and as such the basis of the flagship smartphones of the first half of 2020.
The clock rates change from the current Snapdragon 855 on the new 865 processor apparently little. The new smartphone SoC developed under the internal model number SM8250 and the code name “Kona” will therefore run at the maximum clock rate of 2.84 Ghz. This would be at least at the pure clock frequency identical to the current Snapdragon 855 and does not exceed as announced by architectural supplier ARM the 3 GHz mark.
New ARM Cortex-A77 cores
According to the Weibo Post, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 relies on the ARM Cortex-A77 architecture as the foundation for the four high-performance computing cores. Although Qualcomm will probably use the new architecture, but make some minor changes and officially name it as Kryo cores.
- One unnamed Kryo Gold core running at 2.84GHz (based on the Cortex-A77)
- 3 x unnamed Kryo Gold cores running at 2.42GHz (based on the Cortex-A77)
- 4 x unnamed Kryo Silver cores running at 1.80GHz (based on the Cortex-A55)
As with the 855, the Snapdragon 865 (SM8250) also uses four ARM Cortex-A55-based cores, although Qualcomm may use its own marketing name in this case as well, due to a few tweaks In addition a new graphics processing unit called “Adreno 650” is to be used.
Most recently, the first benchmark results that appeared in Geekbench’s database showed that the new Snapdragon 865 performs around 10 percent more in multi-core performance when tested on Qualcomm’s developer boards than the fastest smartphones in the current Snapdragon 855 Plus.