480 TSMC is in charge of manufacturing the SoCs (System on chip) that give life to the iPhone. They are…
TSMC is in charge of manufacturing the SoCs (System on chip) that give life to the iPhone. They are responsible behind the successful Bionic A11 and everything points to they will also be responsible for making Apple’s next brain . Now they have made some statements that give us a clue about the performance of the processor of the iPhone X of 2018.
And it is that when it comes to the iPhone, any data, however small, is important and always generates great expectation. TSMC has told us about their 7nm manufacturing process , but everything pointed to Apple and the iPhone X and iPhone 9.
TSMC has reported that already have their 7nm manufacturing process refined , so this lithography can already be used in the manufacture of new chips. Thus, it is easy to deduce that the improvements of this process will be reflected in the Apple A12 Bionic, so, this processor will be able to yield at least 20% more and will have a consumption up to 40% lower than the Bionic A11 .
And we say, at least, because when designing a new processor, the manufacturing process is already taken into account, optimizing the internal design of the architecture to take maximum advantage of the smaller space between the transistors, so it is more than likely that the jump of power is superior to the mentioned 20%.
But Apple will not be the only one to use a 7nm process, since Samsung will also enjoy the advantages of the process through the Snapdragon 855 that will give life to the future Samsung Galaxy 10. It remains to be seen if the ultraviolet lithography (EUV), which is being investigated by the Koreans, and that also handles the 7nm, will be ready for the next batch of Exynos, and if so, It will be interesting to see to what extent it is more efficient than the process created by TSMC and how it is against the Snapdragon 855.
And is that Apple gave last year a very strong table blow on the table to announce the Bionic A11. His customized GPU has only been surpassed by the Adreno 630 present in the Snapdragon 845 and its mono core performance has not yet been overcome by the Exynos 9810 present in the Galaxy S9. Afraid to think what Apple can design with a new manufacturing process. One thing is clear, the processor of the iPhone X 2018 will once again be at the top of all performance rankings
We remind you that the iPhone X of 2018 will integrate a 6.5-inch OLED panel with a resolution of 2,688 x 1,240 pixels , it will include support for Dual SIM and will handle a minimum of 4 GB of LPDDR4X RAM.