Apple's former CPU designers are headed to Qualcomm as their startup gets acquired

13 January 2021
They worked on Apple's chips all the way to the current A14. Now, they have CPU designs that will go in Qualcomm's flagship chipsets.

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  • MrPong

Vegetaholic, 14 Jan 2021Correct, as it started it look promising but basically ther... moreI think what you're saying is nonsense because Apple chipsets perform better than Snapdragon. Yes?

Because the same test performed on an iPhone 11 Pro Max caused 15% performance difference and it did rather poorly.

Is 3D Mark even reliable? You should just check the Google Play reviews and some users have reported discrepancies in that benchmark. A Pixel 4 scores too high but other SD855 phone performs worse.

MrPong, 14 Jan 2021Little validity? Read the Q&As of the benchmark firs... moreI'm not talking about other benchmarks, all I'm saying is that if it's not verifiable then it cannot be considered to be scientifically valid. Have you heard of STAP in biology and do you know why it's widely regarded as a fraud?

TheLastOracle, 14 Jan 2021Self appointed tech reviewers' praise of apple is eith... moreLol, Person who takes Antutu as serious benchmark has no clue in tech as Antuti is probably worst most popular benchamrk tool in a world which has no leverage at all. Score are based on all hardware components which gives you inaccurate final representation of your performance. How can UI or faster RAM or storage can determine your chipset performance? Well according to Antutu slower RAM or Slower speeds of your UI scrolls will be between life and death experience. Antutu is all about Gimmicks, designed to promote new phones. Every day new phones comes and every day they beat new records in Antutu because that new phone has super fast UI or super fast RAM, its just plain stupid. Geekbench 5 is unbeatable cpu benchmark for Android and 3d Mark with GFX for gpu thats it, other benchmark should be ignored like plague if you really want accurate numbers of your chipsets.

Nick Tagataka, 14 Jan 2021Scientifically, Speed Test G carries very little value as i... moreCorrect, as it started it look promising but basically there is,Gary and other guy who wrote and they both definitely not a best software developwers in a world those test are very basic. For example comparing to Geekbench 5 or 3d Mark mobile speedtest g is absolute garbage

This trio basically put Apple chipset as unbeatable beast, the only winner her is qualcomm for sure

Anonymous, 13 Jan 2021What we need is competition for the M1...hope Qualcomm can ... moreVery true. Because no competition will only leads to monopoly and complacency.

  • Anonymous

Daddidoo, 14 Jan 2021Only idiot will believed in that speedtest g. Base on th... moreRealisation time: The graph shows performance per watt.

  • MrPong

Anonymous, 14 Jan 2021Antutu has already exposed A14 throttling champ where it�... moreWatch the other video of the 12 Pro Max in Techtablets and performance only drops by 8%. Besides it's not running on iOS 14.3 where they patched the scheduler issue. The performance is still exemplary and he already praised the performance. Drawback is the screen is locked at pedestrian 60Hz.

  • MrPong

Nick Tagataka, 14 Jan 2021Scientifically, Speed Test G carries very little value as i... moreLittle validity?

Read the Q&As of the benchmark first.

In Geekbench and Antutu, you can easily manipulate that benchmark for the phone to perform better, which is what Mediatek has been caught doing. Samsung with Exynos 990 also shockingly performed very well unless repeated tests are done.

That benchmark is also cross compatible with Android and iOS, unlike Antutu.

So if I say the iPhone 12 scores 590k in Antutu and a SD865 phone scores 650k, is the SD865 phone faster? I doubt it. Highly do. I also own a SD865 phone (Samsung S20 FE 5G) and it throttles quite easily. If you think I'm lying then just buy the phone and test it yourself.

Only idiot will believed in that speedtest g.

Base on that benchmark sd730 is faster than kirin 990 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

I know this may sound crazy, but... what if there is a possibility of future Apple iPhone models running Qualcomm Snapdragon devices? I know it's not possible but... who knows?

Nice

Anonymous, 14 Jan 2021Antutu has already exposed A14 throttling champ where it�... moreSelf appointed tech reviewers' praise of apple is either hyperbolic fan boyish, or seriously motivated. They is a completely lack of neutrality. It's like claiming some over glammed Hollywood actress is the world's most beautiful woman (sic?). That's extremely far from the truth.

Samsung should have acquired this startup. More competition would have been better in the SoC market. Either ways, with Snapdragon, it will trickle into the Entire Android Ecosystem.

MrPong, 13 Jan 2021Have you seen the Snapdragon 888 thermal throttle badly as ... moreScientifically, Speed Test G carries very little value as its codes are completely closed hence there's no way for anyone else but Gary to check the validity of the benchmark.

  • Hwjw

IpsDisplay, 14 Jan 2021The irony... Samsung is looking to drop Qualcomm Snapdragon... moreCoz the new exynos and new SD are close to each other, gpu side samsung started a partnership with amd couple of years back, we have yet to see the result i believe. Maybe nuvia will change things again but thats probably couple of years away

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 14 Jan 2021Je$u$... not that shady closed source Speed Test G bullsh*t... moreTo be fair, most benchmarking apps are closed source. However, most of them can be downloaded and installed onto any mobile phone. Speed Test G is not available anywhere.

  • Anonymous

Wily2021, 13 Jan 2021Thereโ€™s no such a thing, just a new tech which need time to... moreIPhone 12 is a throw it in the dustbin product

  • Anonymous

MrPong, 13 Jan 2021Have you seen the Snapdragon 888 thermal throttle badly as ... moreAntutu has already exposed A14 throttling champ where it's performance drops by 25%.
Snapdragon 865 drops by maximum 5-10%.

  • Anonymous

MrPong, 13 Jan 2021Have you seen the Snapdragon 888 thermal throttle badly as ... moreJe$u$... not that shady closed source Speed Test G bullsh*t again!!!
The author refused to disclose how exactly his test runs and put a FAQ txt file on his GitHub instead of source code.

Translation: Exposed!!!