Qualcomm could observe up its 7nm modem with a 7nm chipset: the Snapdragon 855
Qualcomm unveiled its first 7nm chips yesterday. However theres extra to the story Qualcomm contractors could also be gearing as much as construct the Snapdragon 855 on a 7nm course of as effectively.
Qualcomm will not say it, however their contractors do. Snapdragon 855 (SDM855) is the primary 7nm SoC. (most likely the one the X24 modem results in) pic.twitter.com/Ot1J34fQoG
Roland Quandt (@rquandt) February 15, 2018
The upcoming 845 chip is being constructed on a 10nm Low Energy Plus course of, an incremental improve over the 10nm Low Energy Early course of used within the 835. Samsung (which is fabbing the chips) claims 10% larger efficiency or 15% energy discount.
Early Snapdragon 855 rumors pointed to TSMC as fab that may construct the 2019 chips. Nevertheless, Qualcomm didnt say who’s constructing the X24 modem probably the identical fab that may make the 855.
Whether it is TSMC (which is wanting just like the extra possible model proper now), it claims as much as 40% energy discount or 37% or extra improve in efficiency over their 10nm course of, a reasonably vital leap.