We reported a couple of months back that Samsung has started developing the Exynos 9820 chipset, it’s the company’s flagship Exynos processor that it’s going to debut with the Galaxy S10 next year. It launched the Exynos 9810 in January this year so if history is any indication, Exynos 9820 is what Samsung will call its next flagship chipset.
It’s already expected to deliver significant performance gains but if word on the street is to be believed, the Exynos 9820 is going to be an absolute ripper compared to ARM’s latest CPU.
Samsung’s next flagship processor
Twitter-based leakster Ice Universe, who has been right on some accounts in the past, claims that Samsung’s custom Mongoose M4 performance core will exhibit performance that’s “far beyond” that of the Cortex-A76 which is ARM’s latest CPU.
For those who are unaware, the performance-focused cores in Samsung’s custom chipsets are called Mongoose and its next flagship chipset is expected to feature its Mongoose M4 core. It’s said that the performance of this core will be significantly better than that of the Cortex-A76.
This also raises the possibility that the clock speed of the M4 could be higher than that of the Cortex-A76. ARM has previously said that the Cortex-A76 will be able to reach speeds of up to 3.30GHz so it could mean, at least in theory, that the Mongoose M4 may be able to reach speeds of over 3.30GHz. This is pure speculation at this point in time, though.
It has also been said that the efficiency factor of the Mongoose M4 will be higher compared to ARM’s CPU and that the latter’s performance core will be able to drive the multi-core Geekbench score of the Exynos 9820 past 13,000.
That being said, it would be best to take this with a grain of salt for now as it’s still unclear what process technology Samsung will be using for the Exynos 9820. Some reports have suggested that it will be a 7nm chip despite claims that Samsung’s production line for 7nm chips may not be ready before early 2019.