I am interested in SoC and studied qualcomm, exynos and other pages from Wikipedia and this article was much informative for me.
Definitely enjoyed reading this article. Something new and different.
Good writeup but missing a section about Apple's designs, their characteristics, history and current lineup. That would have made the article complete.
Anonymous, 09 Feb 2017LOL at you.. I was trying to correct the perception of people towards SD430 in Nokia 6 Peop... morelol with Nokia 6 price you can get SD650 or SD625 which faster, extreme efficient and higher status than SD430.
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2017This shows how DUMB u are over millions of people who reads GSMArena articles.
SD430 is a SoC... moreLOL at you.. I was trying to correct the perception of people towards SD430 in Nokia 6
People think that SD430 = SD410 = SD400
When in fact that SD430 > SD615 and SD430 > SD801
Just to show that being a 4xx series does not mean it is slow..
For the record Adreno 505 in SD430 is faster than Adreno 405 in SD615/SD616/SD617
For those who are looking for Smartphone GPU chart can refer here
w w w . notebookcheck.net/Smartphone-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.149363.0.html
See I am talking all about numbers here.. Try and refute me instead of throwing your feelings here LOL
hamedans, 09 Feb 2017its not even cheaper just some oem price snapdragon higher, just check xiaomi lineup,
-sd 42... morei was actually talking about soc,
but if you want to compare phones
you may want to check this out>>
umi plus e
for 220 usd > u get mediatek p20 [a53 octa 2,3ghz] with 6gb ram 64gb rom and 4000mah battery.
220 usd > mediatek x27 4gb 32gb 3780mah
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2017you are talking sh*t. If you have slow CPU, it will be slow in future. If you have fast CPU, i... more"you are talking sh*t". >>> haha
"if you have slow cpu, it will be slow in future." >>> you think???
"if you have fast cpu, it will be still ok in future." >>>
"and os don't need much ram" >>> by god's name, i really wish this was true.
"it's more like os are better optimized so they use less ram. marshmallow on my m4 aqua used half the ram of lollipop" >>> this is sh*t
most of the obsolete phones [too slow] are not because the processor cant run os, it's because the ram is too low so that it struggles with the new os and apps requirements.
all new phones are growing with ram, cpus are mostly marketing. >>> that is exactly why samsung doesnt give out 6gb ram up until now. even maybe s8 will come with 4gb. why? because if they give out more ram, people will still be comfortable with their phones and wont buy new ones.
>>> it is obvious new updated os will eat more and more ram so that people are forced to buy new ones, because as i said it, apps and os, doesnt eat from cpu that much, even quadcore a7 can still run marshmallow/lollipop given enough ram, but with 1gb or less ram it will surely have trouble.
sutton0028, 09 Feb 2017I didn't say power efficiency, it's more like COST efficiency. We all know Mediatek is cheaper... moreits not even cheaper just some oem price snapdragon higher, just check xiaomi lineup,
-sd 425 for $74
-sd 430 for $99
-sd 650 (with cortex a72) for $150
-sd 820 for $300
hamedans, 08 Feb 2017did you put mediatek and efficiency in one sentence? just check gsmarena battery benchmarks yo... moreI didn't say power efficiency, it's more like COST efficiency. We all know Mediatek is cheaper, and caters the needs of most android users.
Great article. Would love to see more informative technical articles like this. As far as feedback all I could ask for would be more detail on how the chips are actually made. Thank you for all you do.
nutjob2, 08 Feb 2017I didn't see anything that shows Apple doing better with 1GB than Android with 6GB becuase
i... moreActually Apple can do that (it's closer to 3:1 rather than 6:1 memory wise) because they cheat. They eliminate one of the primary uses of computers (processing many things at the same time) freeing way too much memory. Basically when you open a new app, your last one has been frozen in the background, that is to say only a screenshot of its last state is kept in memory, a shortcut of sorts ... none of its internal components work though, you can't call its subroutines from another app, you can't have it continue its work in the background ... etc. They kinda fixed some of the overt background issues after ios7 (apps are less universes of their own and exists some backgrounding in some apps) but with an obious hit in memory (which is why the new iPhone plus needs 3GB of RAM instead of 1GB and why 512MB iOS devices are ultra slow in ios7+ ).
So yeah, you get some, you lose some. Personally I prefer android's approach, because unlike software, hardware advances linearly so it's only a matter of time that android phones would catch up even surpass iOS phones in both performance and functionality (we are almost there with 6-8GB android phones).
Kristi, 08 Feb 2017Ok so i don't get two things here
1. What happened to apple and nvidia processors
2. This ... moreIf they put that in, plus a graph on performance per watt.. all those cpu listed here will be shamed.
So much for a "full" understanding.
A few comments:
- could you possibly include a final chart that includes power usage? So, perf/W by freq? That would provide, for the first time, i think, an absolute hierarchy since we could then simply provide a single number, slope (the origin will need to start at 0 in order for this to work), to see which cpus are the best (perf/W tells us efficiency, while freq provides insight into scalability)
- you have the mongoose listed as 2.3GHz, but the score is clearly for multicore, so the soc should be using 2.6GHz