Production of Snapdragon 875 has started on TSMC's 5nm node

22 June 2020
The chip is expected to be officially announced around the end of this year, the first phones with it will come early next year.

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  • AnonD-754814

Stan, 23 Jun 2020You gotta love the fanboys.... Apple designs CPUs. At whic... moreIntel uses other's fab too.

  • AnonD-754814

This type of posts should be stopped.
Why would Qualcomm use TSMC to make the SoC this early ? The first phone with the SoC will come after 7 month ?
I knew the flagship 800 series SoC are manufactured in Q4 of the year and onward.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 22 Jun 2020Again? Adreno really needs a refresh. It's been comparative... moreAdreno is currently sitting on its laurel because there's no real competition with ARM's Mali GPU, it's not powerful enough to compete with Adreno. Things 'might' change though when AMD Radeon rDNA GPU architecture entered the mobile market with the new Samsung Exynos next year which are also rumored to use the new ARM X1 and A78 CPU like Qualcomm.

  • Stan

Anonymous, 22 Jun 2020apple chip really apple never made any product its made by tsmc You gotta love the fanboys....
Apple designs CPUs. At which point the designs are taken by a fab, such as TSMC or Samsung Semiconductor for printing on silicon. Apple designs its CPUs and GPUs.
Speaking of which - Qualcomm does not manufacture its own CPUs or GPUs either. Neither does AMD, NVidia, and a host of other companies. They all use a fab for final production. Up until a few years ago, AMD also had its own fabs, but they spun them off into Global Foundries, and now Intel is the only remaining chip manufacturing company, which also owns its own Fabs.

  • Viper

Love the Community, 22 Jun 2020This phone will power the Xperia 1 III and many others. I'm... moreI think new exynos will never go with 2X1 cause it will not be efficient so 1X1-3a78-4a55 could bw the combination

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 22 Jun 2020Again? Adreno really needs a refresh. It's been comparative... moreActually the gpu got a pretty nice bump in the s855.
Even to the 865 did well. Just not as large.
And you have to remember. Qualcomm changed their game of chasing numbers and went for quality and efficiency. That on to of the fact that not every single generation can be a break through.
Remember we live in reality here.

doubtful that this will have integrated modem. mmWave modem are still too big by Qualcomm standard even on 5nm. the X60 will be a discrete modem just like the X55 are. since Cortex-X1 core are huge, this add more reason why X60 will be discrete. integrating modem are no simple task, and could lower yield due to it's complexity. I still doubt that flagship Qualcomm SoC even for 2022 will integrate 5G modem just yet.

  • Blackk Mamba

Predicted GeekBench 5 benchmarks for SD875.

SINGLE CORE: Around 1400.
MULTI-CORE: Around 4700..
Antutu: 800k.

  • LilPhone

This, Apple A14 and Kirin 1020 seems exciting enough. We'll see what Samsung can do with its throttled Exynos chipset. 7nm Exynos 9825 can't even beat Apple A12 or SD855 (or even Kirin 980).

  • LilPhone

YUKI93, 22 Jun 2020So does this means that there won't be Snapdragon 865+?Heard it's confirmed in Galaxy Note 20

  • Anonymous

Love the Community, 22 Jun 2020This phone will power the Xperia 1 III and many others. I'm... more2X1 + 2A78 will be much power consuming.

  • Anonymous

King is coming.

  • Anonymous

Love the Community, 22 Jun 2020No real competitor? What about Apple's GPU? How about makin... moreapple chip really apple never made any product its made by tsmc

  • Anonymous

Again? Adreno really needs a refresh. It's been comparatively stagnant for the last 3 or so years.

*yawn. Just more $1k phones. Boring.

It's more interesting looking at the sub $300 market, where the competition is really fierce with OEMs trying to push as much as performance and premium features in for as low price as possible.

So does this means that there won't be Snapdragon 865+?

  • Oldmike

Love the Community, 22 Jun 2020No real competitor? What about Apple's GPU? How about makin... moreIt probably comes back to cost mate , making more powerful chips that have to perform in the tight confines of a smartphone case probably won't be easy or cheap.
The current iphone model dropped 20% performance under extended high load due to throttling.
There must come a point of diminishing returns , as consumers are
already sooking about the cost of smart phones.

  • Anonymous

Uesera, 22 Jun 2020Samsung should step up their game fast with AMD and give so... moreEven samsung exinos processors are priced at par with the Snapdragon varient available......this I find ridiculous to fathom......

  • Oldmike

George, 22 Jun 20205nm is here.I am curious what will happen in the recent yea... moreWhen they cannot go smaller perhaps they will just add more cpu chips .
Sometimes it is just easier to take the "get a bigger hammer approach".

  • Uesera

Samsung should step up their game fast with AMD and give some competition. Qualcomm's pricing policy based on sales is ridiculous.