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    Huawei Kirin 980 is the world’s first 7nm mobile SoC

    TSMC have crammed in 6.9 billion transistors, which is 1.6x more than in the Kirin 970.
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    Re: Huawei Kirin 980 is the world’s first 7nm mobile SoC

    Well, CPU wise, we don't really know if Apple's A11 is really faster as it runs on different OS.

    The best example for the kind of differences that you can have is latest Phoronix test Windows/Linux where Linux was faster, sometimes by a lot on the very same hardware!

    So we do not know what kind of performance Kirin and Snapdragon would have under iOS.
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    Re: Huawei Kirin 980 is the world’s first 7nm mobile SoC

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    Re: Huawei Kirin 980 is the world’s first 7nm mobile SoC

    I'll believe that 48% faster with a 178% efficiency increase when I see it measured and there isn't a magical planetary alignment of dry humping unicorns whose horoscopes have all come true.

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    Re: Huawei Kirin 980 is the world’s first 7nm mobile SoC

    6.9 billion is pretty big even if it is a full SOC.
    Ryzen is around 5 billion for example.
    Guess that would also mean that a straight port of Ryzen to 7nm would be under 100mm².

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    Re: Huawei Kirin 980 is the world’s first 7nm mobile SoC

    Quote Originally Posted by darcotech View Post
    Well, CPU wise, we don't really know if Apple's A11 is really faster as it runs on different OS.

    The best example for the kind of differences that you can have is latest Phoronix test Windows/Linux where Linux was faster, sometimes by a lot on the very same hardware!

    So we do not know what kind of performance Kirin and Snapdragon would have under iOS.
    Yes, for the most part, better OS = better performance, but it doesn't matter at all in this case because you can't choose your phone's OS. "Maybe the Kirin 980 would score better in iOS" is such a dumb, meaningless statement.

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    Re: Huawei Kirin 980 is the world’s first 7nm mobile SoC

    A beast of a SoC, if all that is promised actually appears (I see no reason why not, but reviews will help).

    A11 or A12 ARM core performance is irrelevant if you don't want iOS.

    Things to check are if the fast A76s can maintain their speed and performance over time. 7nm will help a lot here.

    The arrangement of 2+2+4 is sensible, it's rare that you need four high-performance cores in a phone or tablet, so optimising for a lower clock for the middle A76s makes sense.

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