The latest Intel chip-making announcements come and go and the chips we’ve been talking about for weeks now seem to be moving around.
The new i7 chips from Intel will hit shelves at the end of this month, and the first chips from Samsung are coming out in the coming weeks.
We’ve been reporting for months now that Samsung has been moving towards its own flagship chip, the Galaxy Note 4, and we now have a new image that shows that the company is getting close to unveiling that chip.
Samsung has also been hinting at a new SoC from its own chip manufacturing partners, including Samsung Semiconductor and Samsung Power Design, as well as another new SoCs from its partner Intel.
The new SoD is codenamed “Cad”, and it is the successor to Intel’s Skylake-X.
The Cad chip, which is based on the company’s upcoming “Kaby Lake” chips, is being designed around Intel’s latest 14nm FinFET process and will deliver up to 8TFLOPS of performance, and it will be the first chip to use the new ARMv8 architecture that is being used by the Snapdragon 835 SoC.
The chip will feature a 13nm process, while Intel has opted to use 28nm to bring the chips into line with the ARMv7 architecture.
The chips are expected to ship in the first quarter of 2021.
Intel is also expected to announce a new “K” series of processors in the next few weeks, and as such, there is a lot of interest in the company.
The “K”-series processors will be based on ARMv6, and they will have ARM Cortex-A53 cores and ARM Mali-T760 graphics.
We’ll see what those new processors will look like in the not too distant future, but for now, we can at least get a good idea of what the “K-series” processors are based on.
The first batch of “K7” chips from Qualcomm are expected next month.
While it’s hard to say which chips Qualcomm is working on, we know that the chip will include “quad-core” processing, which will be in line with what the company has been pushing for in the past few years.
The company has also revealed that the “P7” series chips will be more powerful than the “X7” and “X6” chips that were announced earlier this year.
The P7 chips are based around ARM Cortex A57, while the X7 chips will run on ARM Cortex K7 and ARM Cortex L5 cores.
Intel has also teased a “M7” chip from Qualcomm, but that chip is currently in development and it’s unclear if that chip will be part of the next batch of chips from the company, or if it will use a different technology from the “M6” chip.
Qualcomm has not announced pricing for either of those chips, but it’s likely that the latter is the chip that Qualcomm will announce.
As far as other chipmakers are concerned, it’s important to note that Intel’s new SoDs are not the first to use ARMv5 and ARMv4.
Intel is also reportedly working on its own new So-C architecture based on what’s known as the “AVX-512”, which is being developed by Intel.
The AVX-128 is also being developed, but Intel’s plans for it have been a little vague.
It seems unlikely that we’ll see the “AvX-500” or the “A9” chips for Intel, but the company may still be working on “A-series ARMv3” chips based on a new ARM processor architecture called ARMvX.
The chips are also expected be more power efficient, and Intel has said that they will offer up to 20% performance improvement over current Intel CPUs.
The first batch, which would likely be the “R” series, is expected to come in the fourth quarter of 2020.
The R series chips are believed to include “ARMv8”, while the R-series chips are likely to include ARMv9.
The Intel-made chips are said to come with “up to 3,400MHz clock speeds”, which means that they could be the fastest Intel chips yet, and there are rumors of Intel shipping a new 10-core “Core i7-8700K” chip with an even higher clock speed.
The Intel-based chips are already powering some of the world’s most expensive phones, and will also be powering some upcoming smartwatches, tablets, and even some consumer PCs.
The latest rumors suggest that Intel will be using the new “Skylake-Y” CPU architecture in some of these chips, so we’ll have to wait and see what Intel is working with for those chips.