Wiztang: 5 nanometer chips come together, let’s take a look at their respective advantages

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2020 is coming to an end, but the mobile phone market has never lacked blood and blood. Huawei announced the Kirin 9000, Apple launched the A14 processor, kicking off the 5nm processor competition, Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 and Samsung Exynos 1080 also gradually surfaced. Especially Samsung, which is relatively marginal in the 7nm era, directly slaughtered the list with a score of more than 690,000 points after the exposure of Exynos 1080, becoming the current mobile phone processor performance hegemon, and it has a strong return to compete with other brands.

The chip market is making a comeback
The chip market is making a comeback today, with the official release of Samsung Exynos 1080, the 5nm flagship processor camps of Qualcomm, Huawei, Apple, and Samsung have assembled. At the same time, Samsung also announced the cooperation news of the first mobile phone. Different from consumer products, although mobile phone chips are also widely concerned by general users, they need the support of reliable mobile phone manufacturers to land, which involves tuning, development, and many other details. Only then can we talk about specific performance, market share, and other topics. From this perspective, it can be said that chip manufacturers and mobile phone manufacturers are mutually successful. So when talking about mobile chips, their parameter performance is an important part, but it is also related to the subsequent development, the strength of the mobile phone manufacturers using this chip, and other factors. With the release of Exynos 1080, which of the four families of Qualcomm, Huawei, Apple, and Samsung will be the strongest in the next-generation mobile phone chip market? What kind of variables does this market face? We might as well approach the truth by counting the facts and rational guessing.

Apple A14: Only for self-built closed ecology

The most famous 5-nanometer chip appeared in September this year. When Apple released the 2020 iPad Air, it also brought the A14 Bionic, the strongest self-developed processor in history. It uses TSMC’s 5nm process, the number of transistors has reached 11.8 billion, the logic density has increased by 80%, the same power consumption performance has increased by 15%, and the same performance power consumption has been reduced by 35%. The A14 uses a design of 2 large cores + 4 small cores. Compared with the A12, the performance is increased by 40%. The GPU core is 4 cores, and the performance is increased by 30% compared to the A12. If you consider the performance improvement ratio between A12 and A13, the CPU performance of A14 is 16% higher than that of A13, and the GPU performance is only 8% higher.

AI is actually the biggest improvement and upgrade of A14. A14’s AI computing power has increased to 11.8 trillion times, and the machine learning speed has increased by 70%. It will have certain performance advantages in more and more common AI smart scenarios. But the special thing about the A14 is that no matter how strong Apple’s chips are, at least for now, they will only be placed on Apple’s own products, so although the A14 has the flagship performance level, it will not have a direct impact on the flagship chip market next year ( There are still some indirect effects on the product). For Apple itself, the strategy of fully shifting to self-developed chips is still in progress. The strength of A14 and A14X in the future will directly drive the realization of Apple’s overall product strategy and increase the overall value of Apple products.