South Korean sources assure that Samsung has a very important objective: become the industry leader in SoC for smartphones, a goal that will begin to meet the Exynos 1000, a high-performance chip that, according to the latest information we have had the opportunity to see, could have a version for compact PCs and laptops.
It seems that Samsung You have learned from mistakes made with the Exynos 990 SoC, a chip that simply has not risen to the occasion, since not only does it perform worse than Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865, but it also registers much higher working temperatures, with all that this implies when we talk about devices where space is so limited.
The Exynos 1000 SoC will represent, in theory, Samsung’s return to the right track as far as chips are concerned, and to give it shape the South Korean giant has everything it needs clear: Custom ARM cores for the CPU and an AMD Radeon GPU, based on a custom design adapted from the RDNA architecture.
What specs could the Exynos 1000 SoC have?
Nothing is final yet, but the source of the news clearly indicates that Samsung is working with ARM to shape a new CPU that will be based on the Cortex-X1 cores, an architecture that allows a performance improvement of up to 30%, and that could reach higher levels thanks to the addition of layers of personalization.
We’ve fixed the CPU issue to shape that Exynos 1000 SoC, but if Samsung really wants to take down Qualcomm it needs abandon GPUs Mali, since its performance is much lower than that of the Adreno used by the Snapdragon SoCs. To achieve this, the South Korean company has been collaborating with AMD for some time to develop a Radeon RDNA GPU adapted to the particularities of the smartphone sector.
Last but not least, Samsung is also clear that it must improve the performance of the neural processing unit, and you’re putting a lot of money and staff into polishing that component and creating ever more powerful and efficient solutions.
We don’t have details on the possible specs of that Exynos 1000 SoC, but we can expect, at the very least, a configuration eight CPU-level cores divided into two blocks, one high-performance and one high-efficiency, and a high-performance GPU capable of easily outperforming Qualcomm’s Adreno 650.