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Leaked Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 specs indicate that its Cortex-X1 core is clocked at 2.8GHz

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A seasoned Weibo leaker has shed some light on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875's specifications. Its 1+3+4 design consists of a Cortex-X1 super core clocked at 2.8GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores at 2.4GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores at 1.8GHz. The chip will be released in December 2020 and likely debut alongside the Xiaomi Mi 11 the next month.
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At this point, quite a lot has been revealed about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875. For starters, we know that it is a 5nm chip that will use its predecessor's 1+3+4 configurations. Its AnTuTu and Master Lu benchmark results are also quite impressive compared to previous-generation hardware. Some leaked specifications now reaffirm what we already knew about the chip.

Digital Chat Station has stumbled upon an engineering sample of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875. Its ARM Cortex-X1 core is clocked at 2.87GHz, something we knew already thanks to the chip's Master Lu listing. Furthermore, the three Cortex-A78 cores appear to be clocked at 2.42GHz and the remaining Cortex-A55 cores at 1.8GHz. The Cortex-X1's clock speed is a bit puzzling, as the Snapdragon 865+ could push its Cortex-A77 to 3.1GHz with relative ease.

Details about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875's Adreno 660 GPU are scarce, but we know that the ARM Mali-G78 manages to trade blows with it, giving us a rough idea about its performance. The leaker rounds things off by saying that Qualcomm wants to focus on efficiency instead of raw performance with the Snapdragon 875.

It appears that Qualcomm is quite content with the progress it has made with flagship Snapdragon chips. After all, the Snapdragon 875 does offer significant improvements over its predecessor. However, the Exynos 2100 might prove to be a formidable competitor this time around. It'll be interesting to see how both chips fare against each other once they're out and about in early 2021. 

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-11- 4 (Update: 2020-11- 4)