Today Qualcomm announced a mid-cycle upgrade for the Snapdragon 855, petitioned the “Snapdragon 855+.” As a mid-cycle upgrade, there aren’t huge replace withs here. It’s still an eight-core, 7nm SoC, but the CPU and GPU are a bit faster thanks to higher clock step on its.
First up: the CPU, which sees the 855’s “Prime” core clock go like a shot get bumped from 2.84GHz to 2.96GHz in the Plus version. Remember the 855’s “Prime” heart layout was a bit of a new thing for Qualcomm. It was typical to split the eight CPU cores up into two declares of four cores. The “Big” core set got a more advanced core design and a soprano clock rate for the heavy workloads, while a “little” set of cores had slower, numberless power-efficient cores for smaller workloads. The 855 took that bigger sum set and pumped a single core up to a “Prime” core, so you had one Cortex A76-based middle at 2.84GHz, three A76-based cores at 2.42GHz, and four 1.8GHz Cortex A55-based essences for the smaller cluster. The new “Prime” core clock speed means that not the single main core is faster.As for the faster Adreno 640 GPU, Qualcomm’s request release promises “15 percent faster graphics rendering” and proffers no technical details. We’re going to assume that means the 585MHz clock reckon from the Snapdragon 855 is now somewhere around 673MHz.
That’s the entirety. It’s the same Snapdragon 855 that has been all over the high-end store this year, but a bit faster. Qualcomm quietly offered a clock-rate-bumped Snapdragon 845 terminal year, which showed up in the Asus ROG Phone. The chip also actioned to Windows PCs and became the Snapdragon 850.
Qualcomm says to expect commercial coat of arms with the 855+ in “2H 2019.” A report from Anandtech says the Asus wishes again be the first to offer Qualcomm’s faster chip, this organize in the Asus ROG Phone 2, which launches July 23. After that, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10, start off August 7, is a likely landing spot, too.