ARM has a new mobile chipset architecture in the works for next year. This short sentence is able to give goosebumps to the techie who's started, as ARM is the engineering firm behind the Snapdragon, Exynos, Kirin and all other Android chipset designs. Apple, whose A-Series system chips are heavily customized, still uses the ARM instruction sets.
However, the iPhones have consistently surpassed the top android in synthetic benchmarks, regardless of their chipset model. The reason, according to analyst Patrick Moorhead, is that Apple has enough profit on its phones to build the A-Series processors in a more expensive way, with much more circuitry and more processor cache, so the system does not need to retrieve information from the slower memory.
However, ARM will try to address these issues with its upcoming Cortex-A76 architecture. It will be at least 35% faster than existing high-end Android system chips, much more energy efficient in 7nm chips than the current 1
0nm crop (duh), and will be related to Intel's Core i5 7300 chip compete on the performance. With a bit more cache, ARM's Cortex-A76 will be as powerful as Intel's flagship Core i7 family (say, now?) The fact that ARM's engineers are laying out their new architecture with Intel's mobile processors should tell you where the wind is It will blow next year. That's right, Microsoft is already very interested in the A76 architecture, as Windows, now running on ARM, will result in thin and lightweight fanless laptops and two days of battery life without sacrificing performance. According to Microsoft Matt Barlow, " It just changes the way you work." You can go on a two-day business trip and leave the power cord at home.
What about my beloved phones, you scream? Well, a rising tide lifts all boats, and ARM's new Cortex-A76 will tackle the shortcomings that make current A75 designs slower than Apple's A-series, by taking up 33% more parallel commands at once, speeding up memory communications and predicting instructions to get down the set pipe. Along with the newly announced Mali G76 graphics processor or the dedicated Mali V76 video chip, the 7nm A76 processors should finally catch up with Apple's monster custom designs, which are power hungry but highly optimized the extent to which they can keep your iPhone's battery from delivering power from its aging bones).
Of course, around this time next year Apple is likely to have a 7nm A12 second generation processor that includes the same instruction set, so the cat-and-mouse game in mobile performance is likely to continue unabated Going on seeing (and playing) pleasure. Google has already tested the new system for its VR Daydream products and was impressed. " We have console graphics with the G76 ," joked the Daydream product manager Rahul Praddad.