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Samsung joins ARM and AMD to beat Qualcomm

At the end of 2019, Samsung stopped the development work on its custom cores for Exynos processors, a temporary stoppage that would now be about to resume if the Business Korea media notification is confirmed, which states that Samsung has partnered with ARM and AMD to become the leading manufacturer of processors.

Earlier this week, we published an article where we informed you of Huawei’s plans with its Kirin processors, processors that it has been forced to stop manufacturing due to United States sanctions, being the Mate 40, the last smartphone that will implement them.

After the forced abandonment of Huawei, Samsung becomes the only manufacturer to use their own processors. Samsung’s latest processor within the Exynos range, the 990, once again falls short of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 and 865+ in terms of performance, however following this partnership a massive improvement is expected in all areas. .

Business Korea states that Samsung is currently working with ARM to create a new processor based on the Cortex-X core. Cortex-X1 ensures 30% more performance with respect to Cortex-A77. In addition, it offers 22% more single thread performance compared to the Cortex-A78.

But not only will performance be improved, future Samsung processors will also try to overcome the other current weakness against Qualcomm processors, using a custom graphics designed by AMD on 2021 Exynos processors.

The neural processing units and communication modems that will be used in the 2021 Exynos are also expected. are superior to those currently offered by Qualcomm.

We will have to wait until the next year 2021 at the earliest to confirm whether the result of this association allows Samsung become the leading manufacturer of ARM processorssurpassing Qualcomm, who has reigned in this market for the last decade.