ARM yesterday presented its newest CPU, the Cortex-A76, which will be used as a basis for the architecture of the next Snapdragon (from Qualcomm), Exynos (from Samsung), Kirin (from Huawei) and many others used by Android smartphones.
The main promises for this chip are 35% higher performance and 40% higher energy efficiency, thanks mainly to the 7nm manufacturing process.
THE AnandTechthen decided to put the likely performance gains of the Cortex-A76 on a Geekbench chart including some current chips and also the last two from Apple, the A11 Bionic and the A10 Fusion. Check it out:
Yes, my friends, the projection is that the Cortex-A76 running at 3GHz is comparable to the Apple A10, processor launched in 2016 with the iPhones 7/7 Plus.
Detail: this new ARM CPU should only be adopted and implemented in smartphones in 2019. Meanwhile, in about three months we should see the launch of new iPhones with the chip A12 from Apple, further widening that difference.
This only proves, once again, what we have been following in the last generations of “A” chips. At least in that department, Apple is at least two years ahead of the entire industry. And it shows no signs of slowing down.