The majority of the tablets and smartphones which are sold nowadays, use processors based onm ARM’s reference designs. At the opposite, Samsung, Media Tek and Nvidia, Qualcomm and Apple utilize personalized CPU cores in their devices. The personalized design cores have been shown their performance to be more effective and faster than processors inspired on ARM’s reference design.
Samsung is developing custom CPU cores, for a few time, for its next-generatin Exynos chipset, although it’s the first time we’ve seen some kind of proof of that. A reference to the Exynos M1 has been added in the most recent developments tools for ARM cores, which can be the last name for Samsung’s Mongoose CPU cores that we informed about early this month. This indicates that Samsung is working hard to upgrade its home-grown Exynos SoC lineup to compete against Qualcomm’s ‘Krio’ and Apple’s ‘Cyclone’ CPU cores.
A month since the introduction of the Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge, and software development partners are now toying with next main Exynos chip. Developers usually obtain initial samples for microprocessors nine to twelve months before mass production, which suggests that Samsung is planning to launch its next generation SoC with the Galaxy S7. According to some news, the new Exynos chipset is supposed to be 45 percent quickerthan the Exynos 7420. Also, Samsung is working on its own GPU, which could be a joint between the Exynos M1 cores fot the Exynos 7420 sucessor.
For Qualcomm, it is not been a good year, since the Snapdragon 810, its flagship mobile chipset for 2015, was questioned with too many issues. Because of those issues, Samsung decided to go overboard with the Exynos 7420 for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. It could be exciting to see how Exynos M1-based chipsets compete against Qualcomm Snapdragon and the Apple A9.