Rumor: Samsung may be hiring ex Apple and AMD engineers to design a custom CPU

18 June 2021
The company is reportedly not happy with the performance of ARM's Cortex-X series and is looking to design its own cores again.

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Anonymous, 22 Jun 2021It only throttles on laptops without proper cooling Yeah, because we're all drooling for 3cm thick MacBooks.

Anonymous, 22 Jun 2021It only throttles on laptops without proper cooling You don't want a macbook to be 6lbs, do you ?

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P C M, 22 Jun 2021They didn't want some throttling ass as core i9 or Ryz... moreIt only throttles on laptops without proper cooling

Anonymous, 22 Jun 2021No one forced apple to limit their wattage for M1 chips They didn't want some throttling ass as core i9 or Ryzen 9 series.

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P C M, 20 Jun 2021Which Ryzen ? Ryzen 9 ? which is running almost 3x wattage... moreNo one forced apple to limit their wattage for M1 chips

P C M, 20 Jun 2021Which Ryzen ? Ryzen 9 ? which is running almost 3x wattage... morei don't understand why people point out shhiiiii like ryzen 9 "destroying" an M1 like lol its a completely class of CPU(put that in a MBA and it'll explode or die in 30min besides.the M1s not even going to be apples flagship notebook chip. i have lower expectations of the m2 chip because i think the M1X/M2X will be where we see the massive performance gains. a base M2 shouldn't beat an m1/2X type of processor. similar to how intels newest U series loses to older H series chips. gotta differentiate and segment your product lines things.

Anonymous, 20 Jun 2021The results have already been exposed. Ryzen wiped the floo... moreWhich Ryzen ?
Ryzen 9 ? which is running almost 3x wattage compared to M1 SoC.
About multicore. Multicore doesn't mean shit when the other SoC is running at 30% of that power. Apple can always add more core. But the performance is more than enough.
I think there will be a 16 and 32 core M2 specifically for the 5k iMac for media persons.
Good luck beating Apple M2 CPU.
The Apple MacBook runs close to 20 hours with that powerhouse. Competitive laptop runs half of that. As a windows guy I'm really jealous of Apple here.
Hope Qualcomm or Samsung find something. And when Nvidia's ARM acquisition is complete we'll get great GPU 2 years from then. But main problem is CPU here.
Hope Qualcomm or Samsung will come up with something. I never liked Samsung's idea of dropping custom core idea. Glad to see them coming back at it.

IpsDisplay, 20 Jun 2021Biggest market ? Is NOT USA China and India comes before... moreNot for the flagship you dummy*. I was talking about flagship SoC if you missed that.
You don't put your best SoC in 200$ phone.

P C M, 20 Jun 2021Only stupid people will disrespect Apple custom cores. Tho... moreBiggest market ? Is NOT USA

China and India comes before America

Nick Tegrataker, 20 Jun 2021Plastic is plastic no matter which company uses it, there i... moreI wonder about that, there are plastics that self heal from scratches as seen on kyocera

And even rubberised versions of plastics that resist scratches

I think you seriously underestimate the power of polymers

Anonymous, 19 Jun 2021Lol the plastic on the S20 FE and S21 is of high quality. ... morePlastic is plastic no matter which company uses it, there is no such thing called "high quality" plastic when we're talking about the one used on a mobile phone. Samsung did a good job making it feel slightly less cheap on S20 FE/S21 series through frosting, but obviously still doesn't have a weight or scratch resistance of the actual glass panels on S21 Ultra.

Anonymous, 20 Jun 2021The results have already been exposed. Ryzen wiped the floo... moreAnd for some reason M1 comes close to and even beats the Ryzen in many CPU intensive real-world workloads. Not to mention that graphics performance of M1's iGPU is miles ahead of that of Ryzen 5000 series' (which hasn't improved much from 4000 series' in the first place).

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Anonymous, 20 Jun 2021Check LinusTechTips channel first and Geekbench was not the... moreThe results have already been exposed. Ryzen wiped the floor in multi core workload

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[deleted post]Check LinusTechTips channel first and Geekbench was not the only benchmark being used.

M1 beats the equivalent Ryzen in Blender, CineBench, etc.

PMKLR3m, 18 Jun 2021Lol no apple always was overpriced crap. What can they do ... moreHow could you say that ?
Those same core are beating shit out of the intel core i7 and Ryzen 7 series.
If Apple let the phone SoC running as hot as Chinese phones at 50 degree it will have 3 generations advantage gap with Qualcomm and Exynos.

Ellen Dale, 18 Jun 2021All of these just directs to them seeing Apple as a benchma... moreOnly stupid people will disrespect Apple custom cores.
Those cores are unmatched.
Some stupid think Samsung going around experimenting CPU cores to beat Qualcomm. Qualcomm just uses regular ARM core, nothing fancy. Samsung's fight was never with qualcomm. It was with Apple. If the chinese brands can get away using pricey SD SoC then why won't Samsung !!
Samsung's focus is on the biggest market USA.

Custom CPU is always a go. Samsung just didn't spend enough for the mongoose division.
Hope this time they do well.

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AnonD-1003038, 20 Jun 2021Ah yes, I forgot Samsung uses "glasstic". It'... moreBuy iPhone is teh one marketing ceramic glass when it's cheap power quality glass on the camera lens. Also on the front, it's not ceramic yet marketed as ceramic by cheater company

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IpsDisplay, 20 Jun 2021But your judging the integrity of plastic solely on a spec ... moreNo, I despise plastic based on experience. And knowing what kind of material it is. I never shattered or cracked a single piece of glass, but worn out and scratched plastics drive annoy me more than anything else.

AnonD-1003038, 19 Jun 2021What better deal? The plastic back on their vanilla flagshi... moreBut your judging the integrity of plastic solely on a spec sheet yourself

You yourself also just concluded that plastic back is automatically an inferior experience

Honestly it's only the minority of people that defend plastics , every one else has a hive mind from YouTubers and so on. For glass

SMH doing drop test like they think something will be different when glass is gonna shatter always

Now our phones are heavier and cost even up 300usd to repair a broken glass back..

How is that better than some little scratches that you some be even looking at most of the time

Maybe if plastic was still in we'd have military grade plastics
Or some of those regenerative/self healing variants seen on kyocera smartphones

And of course removable batteries