With entering the last quarter of 2020, the field of mobile phone semiconductor chips has also begun to enter a new era, that is, the era of 5nm technology. This month, two processors of the Apple A14 Bionic and Huawei Kirin 9000 series based on the 5nm process have met with you one after another, and launched their new flagship models together.
Based on recent industry news, I believe everyone has heard of it. Samsung’s 5nm process SoC-Exynos1080 has also been put on the agenda and will be officially launched within the year. You can already look forward to a wave!
Samsung Exynos1080 can be called a dark horse among the currently known 5nm process chips. First of all, Exynos1080 is based on 5nm advanced technology while also using ARM’s latest generation A78 architecture CPU.
It can be known from the official data released by ARM that under the premise of the same main frequency and the same power consumption, the A78 architecture has a 20% improvement in single-core performance compared to the A77 architecture. On the premise of the same performance, the power consumption of the A78 is reduced by 50% compared to the A77.
At the same time, Exynos1080 also uses ARM’s latest Mali-G78 graphics and image processing architecture, which means that the GPU performance of Exynos1080 has also been greatly improved compared to the previous generation.
From the running score data exposed by AnTuTu a few days ago , it can be seen that Exynos1080 has a comprehensive performance score of 693,600 on this platform, which is about 90,000 points higher than the current mainstream Android flagship Snapdragon 865 mobile platform. There is no doubt that when Exynos1080 comes out, it will become a new generation of performance monsters in the Android camp.
Exynos1080 can have such a strong performance, but also with Samsung’s rich accumulation in 5G and AI technology, as well as the strength from chip design to production and manufacturing is also inseparable.
It is reported that since 2000, Samsung has continuously developed new processes with the goal of achieving high performance and low energy consumption by guiding the development of dual-core, quad-core, and eight-core chip technologies.
In 2016, Samsung started to develop NPU (Neural Network Unit) and began to cooperate with major companies and institutions around the world to attract outstanding talents while accumulating relevant experience. The Exynos9820 SoC released in 2018 adopted the first NPU self-developed by Samsung. Since then, Samsung Electronics has begun to focus on the field of artificial intelligence. Last year, Samsung Advanced Technology Research Institute launched On Device’s AI lightweight technology, making AI computing more efficient and more power-efficient.
According to official news from Samsung, the Exynos1080 chip will be officially released and commercialized within this year. It can be seen that both the 5nm process and the core architecture of A78+G78 will help Exynos1080 become a veritable high-end flagship chip. It is foreseeable that Exynos1080 will become the performance responsibility of mainstream SoC chips in the industry in 2021, and subsequent terminal products that will carry this chip are also expected.