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Samsung reportedly testing 10 nm Exynos 8895 chipset clocked at 4GHz
Samsung is reportedly testing the new Exynos 8895 with its four high-performance cores clocked at 4 GHz. According to the rumor, the 8895 (not yet a verified name) also packs four low-power Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.7 GHz. The 8895 is presumed to be the chipset destined for the Galaxy S8 next year, fabricated using the 10nm process.
Keep in mind that the clock speed of the Exynos 8895 we get publicly will be capped well below 4.0 GHz though. This is to avoid overheating in the same way as the Exynos 8890 was tested up to 3.0 GHz but only has a clock speed of 2.3 GHz in the Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 7. Nevertheless, we’re still looking at an upper limit performance increase of a third over Samsung’s current chipset made using the 14nm process.
According to the Weibo tipster, the Exynos 8895 features the same power consumption at 4.0 GHz as the Snapdragon 830 clocked at 3.6 GHz (also made on the 10nm node). We’ll have to wait and see what the thermal performance of this new chipset is like at such high clock speeds considering the issues Qualcomm keeps encountering on higher clocked SoCs.
What clock speed do you expect to see on the Galaxy S8? Who makes better SoCs: Samsung or Qualcomm?