Right now Qualcomm introduced a mid-cycle improve for the Snapdragon 855, referred to as the “Snapdragon 855+.” As a mid-cycle improve, there aren’t enormous adjustments right here. It is nonetheless an eight-core, 7nm SoC, however the CPU and GPU are a bit quicker due to increased clock speeds.
First up: the CPU, which sees the 855’s “Prime” core clock velocity get bumped from 2.84GHz to 2.96GHz within the Plus model. Keep in mind the 855’s “Prime” core structure was a little bit of a brand new factor for Qualcomm. It was typical to separate the eight CPU cores up into two units of 4 cores. The “Big” core set bought a extra superior core design and the next clock price for the heavy workloads, whereas a “little” set of cores had slower, extra power-efficient cores for smaller workloads. The 855 took that greater core set and pumped a single core as much as a “Prime” core, so that you had one Cortex A76-based core at 2.84GHz, three A76-based cores at 2.42GHz, and 4 1.8GHz Cortex A55-based cores for the smaller cluster. The brand new “Prime” core clock velocity signifies that solely the one principal core is quicker.
As for the quicker Adreno 640 GPU, Qualcomm’s press launch guarantees “15 percent faster graphics rendering” and presents no technical particulars. We will assume which means the 585MHz clock price from the Snapdragon 855 is now someplace round 673MHz.
That is every thing. It is the identical Snapdragon 855 that has been all around the high-end market this 12 months, however a bit quicker. Qualcomm quietly provided a clock-rate-bumped Snapdragon 845 final 12 months, which confirmed up within the Asus ROG Telephone. The chip additionally moved to Home windows PCs and have become the Snapdragon 850.
Qualcomm says to count on industrial units with the 855+ in “2H 2019.” A report from Anandtech says the Asus will once more be the primary to supply Qualcomm’s quicker chip, this time within the Asus ROG Telephone 2, which launches July 23. After that, Samsung’s Galaxy Observe 10, launching August 7, is a probable touchdown spot, too.