Samsung may be looking to acquire a stake in ARM

03 August 2020
Nvidia was said to be in "advanced talks", but it's not clear if the GPU maker can afford the asking price and whether regulators will allow such a deal.

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  • Anonymous

AnonD-947580, 05 Aug 2020You are "anonymous", so I guess not..Because that was logical or relevant... for someone that's the "best" with logic....

  • AnonD-947580

Anonymous, 05 Aug 2020Never met you. Probably never will.... so i guess that'... moreYou are "anonymous", so I guess not..

  • Anonymous

AnonD-947580, 05 Aug 2020I'm the most logical person you will ever meet. Never met you. Probably never will.... so i guess that's your way of agreeing.

  • AnonD-947580

Anonymous, 05 Aug 2020So you don't logic. UnderstoodI'm the most logical person you will ever meet.

  • Anonymous

Hemedans, 03 Aug 2020better Samsung than Nvidia in my opinion, Samsung supply ra... moreEthics? Not a follower of Samsung news I take it?

  • Anonymous

sixtymes, 04 Aug 2020allowing samsung would be much worse than nivida, if regula... moreas opposed to?

  • Anonymous

AnonD-947580, 04 Aug 2020I'm talking about now, the present moment. I don'... moreSo you don't logic. Understood

allowing samsung would be much worse than nivida, if regulators allow samsung, then there is corruption going on. period.

  • AnonD-947580

Anonymous, 04 Aug 2020Were you saying this from s1 to s8 where exynos was ahead??I'm talking about now, the present moment. I don't care about the past or what has happened. The only real thing is what exists right now and right now the E990 is garbage..

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 04 Aug 2020Apple helped get ARM to where it is and once owned 43% of t... moreLol

  • Anonymous

AnonD-947580, 04 Aug 2020Aren't there other good chip makers? I agree on the... moreWere you saying this from s1 to s8 where exynos was ahead??

  • Anonymous

MrDong, 04 Aug 2020Their fault for using cheap architecture. Don't blame ... moreNo. S810 had major throttling issues. Qualcomm always used arm.
Samsung is not ditching exynos. Galaxy s1-s8 exynos was superior.
It's not as simple as poor architecture or code. It's because samsung switched to not just custom cores, which their regular custom cores were way more powerful and efficient than Qualcomm, but to large custom cores. And it was their first time doing and they had to do it from the ground up.

Even apple struggled 2 or 3 years with high power drain and heavy throttle when they first switched to large cores. They got good bench scores but actual peak performance was throttled a lot for heat and power management.
The end result will be more powerful processor. But you have to go through some design and efficiency hurdles to get there in a mobile soc. Large cores are more power hungry.
But the dimwitts at samsung that also probably forced them into chasing bench numbers over efficiency don't understand logic and closed the entire custom core division. And that is the only thing that made it a waste of time and money.
Now the next couple next generations of cores that were going to see the results of the past couple years of work are never going to see the light of day.

But even just slightly modified exynos cores will at least equal if not better than snapdragon ones.
And as far as gpu the mali g77 gpu is very powerful. Unfortunately samsung chose a poor set up and on top of the heat management of the cpu has to throttle quickly.

  • AnonD-947580

Aldwin123, 04 Aug 2020Absolutely not a great ideaWhy not? I'm interested in us getting the best product and not an inferior product for the same price.

  • MrDong

Anonymous, 04 Aug 2020Trust me you will regret it if samsung ditches exynos. This... moreTheir fault for using cheap architecture. Don't blame the cores. Snapdragon 821 also had a throttling issue (as well as other SD chipsets with code MSM) until it switched to ARM architecture with code SDM from Snapdragon 835.

I will definitely not regret Exynos being ditched in favor of Snapdragon.

AnonD-947580, 03 Aug 2020They should rather be contemplating how they can discontinu... moreAbsolutely not a great idea

  • AnonD-947580

Anonymous, 04 Aug 2020Trust me you will regret it if samsung ditches exynos. This... moreAren't there other good chip makers?

I agree on the monopoly thing though, it's not beneficial.

I think until Sammy can fix the inferior chips they should cut the price on Exynos versions of the phones.

Although I might be moving to Apple now. I loved the Note 20 Ultra but I'm not going to pay for an inferior product for the same price. I wanted a Mate 40 Pro but they made another huge selfie pill cam:)

So maybe Apple for me this year or I will wait for 2021 to see which phones come out.

  • AnonD-947580

Anonymous, 04 Aug 2020Not if Qualcomm keeps raising the price. If Samsung can fig... moreIsn't that only the graphics department that will improve?
What about photos, battery life and throttling issues?
If those issues are improved I'm all in as well but if not, I'd like a dragon chip or a price cut.

Anonymous, 04 Aug 2020Apple helped get ARM to where it is and once owned 43% of t... moreYou're right about the 43%. But it's ARM that saved Apple multiple times and prevented it from going under, also many times. And to be fair to Apple, it ensures that the Apple A chip architecture has cache advantages over its regular ARM chip designs. Making it much faster than Android.

https://forums.appleinsider.com/discussion/216169

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 03 Aug 2020Its not the best if any company takes ahold of arm....but A... moreApple helped get ARM to where it is and once owned 43% of the company. So, not sure what bunk you’re talking about.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-947580, 03 Aug 2020They should rather be contemplating how they can discontinu... moreTrust me you will regret it if samsung ditches exynos. This will make qualcomm a monopoly.
Samsung will stop using their custom cores which will fix heating and power consumption.