The performance and efficiency metrics of the Exynos 2400 just started pouring through, and we have already stumbled across detailed information revolving around the Exynos 2500, which has also been dubbed the Samsung Dream Chip on multiple occasions. One tipster reveals that the upcoming SoC will sport the same 10-core CPU cluster as its predecessor while also touting the new Cortex-X5.
Cortex-X5 running in the Exynos 2500 will not see a major clock speed uplift, according to new details
It was previously rumored that the Exynos 2500 was being tested with four Cortex-X cores, but tipster @OreXda shares updated information, revealing that a different cluster is apparently being tested. Using too many Cortex-X cores would likely result in the power consumption going out of control, and according to the latest configuration, the 10-core CPU cluster will remain unchanged compared to the Exynos 2400.
However, the difference is that the Exynos 2500 is rumored to switch to the Cortex-X5 and Cortex-A730, which will likely boast performance bumps over the Cortex-X4 and Cortex-A720 featured in the Exynos 2400. Unfortunately, the clock speed differences between the Cortex-X5 and Cortex-X4 are negligible, with its frequency being tested in the 3.20GHz and 3.30GHz range. Depending on Samsung’s final decision, we will see either a minor 100MHz difference or nothing at all.
X5 MP1 : 3.3GHz~3.2GHz
A730 MP3 : 2.5GHz~2.3GHz
A730 MP2: ?GHz~?GHz
A520 MP4: ?GHz~?GHz https://t.co/FkgK2TNh9u
— Connor / 코너 / コナー (@OreXda) January 21, 2024
The Exynos 2500 is also expected to feature two Cortex-A730 clusters operating at different clock speeds, much like how the Exynos 2400 has been designed. As for the low-power cores, the tipster notes that there will be absolutely no difference in this category, as both generations of smartphone silicon will sport the same Cortex-A520, though the frequency of these cores has yet to be highlighted.
The Samsung Dream Chip will likely be mass produced on the Korean giant’s cutting-edge 3nm GAA process, as the technology has yet to be utilized for any smartphone or tablet chipset. The Exynos 2400 is fabricated on the 4LPP+ node, so it makes sense for the Exynos 2500 to tout an advanced manufacturing process to allow Samsung to reach new heights in the flagship chipset space. So far, the Exynos 2400 has impressed in various 3DMark benchmarks, so we expect Samsung to raise the bar with the next release.
News Source: @OreXda