Samsung not only manufactures smartphones, and although we are used to seeing televisions and various appliances of this company, the truth is that it is their semiconductor division which provides the greatest benefits to this South Korean conglomerate. Today we have known that the processor (SoC) of the Galaxy S10 ( Exynos 9820 ) could base part of its performance on its frequency, since it would be able to reach the 3 GHz .
Apparently, Samsung has reached a collaboration agreement with the British company ARM, responsible for creating and evolving the architecture of the same name present in almost all current smartphone SoCs. Through this ARM agreement, I would have access to the new FinFET lithographs of 7LPP (Low Power Plus) and 5LPE (5nm Low Power Early) of the Koreans, which would help Samsung at the same time to create custom cores in a much more efficient way.
Cortex A-76 cores are the beneficiaries
So, the Physical IP platform ARM Artisan would benefit from Samsung’s new manufacturing processes, which would lead to the new architecture Cortex A-76 presented a few weeks ago, was able to achieve even overcome the barrier of 3 GHz , something so far unthinkable in a SoC for smartphones and more typical of a desktop computer processor.
According to Ryan Sanghyun Lee, Vice President of the Foundries Marketing Team at Samsung Electronics, this collaboration with ARM is crucial for ” increase the power of high-performance computing and accelerate the growth of Artificial Intelligence and the capabilities of Machine Learning ”
This news has been given in the ” Samsung Foundry Forum 2018 “Held today in Seoul, and in it, has been presented all the roadmap of the Koreans that goes from the 7nm EUV process to the future 3nm “Gate-All-Around” processes.
According to Samsung, they will have their process of 7nm LPP for the second half of the year , although the future processes based on extreme ultraviolet light and making use of a lithography of 5 nm LPE, would not arrive until 2019.
If we take into account that the ARM Cortex-A76 architecture was presented in May, it is very possible that the fruits of the 7nm LPP process can be seen in the Exynos 9820 of the Samsung Galaxy S10, which would offer up to 35% more performance with a reduction in consumption of up to 40%.
The Galaxy S10 not only released new architecture in the CPU section, since its graphics would also make use of the new Mali G76 cores, which would be up to 50% more powerful than the previous AMR Mali G72 present in the Galaxy S9.
It is clear that the performance of the next Exynos 9820 and the Galaxy s10 will be something that will make many rivers of ink run, but of course, it remains to be seen what Qualcomm is capable of doing with this new architecture, without forgetting also the customized Bionic A12 from Apple.