Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 with Oryon CPU Confirmed; Here’s What to Expect

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Qualcomm’s Next-Gen Mobile Chipset, Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, to Feature Custom Oryon CPU Cores: Here’s What We Know So Far

During the MWC 2024 event, Qualcomm made an exciting announcement – its next-generation mobile chipset, Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, is scheduled to launch in October. However, the intriguing news doesn’t stop there.

Introducing Custom Oryon CPU Cores in Snapdragon Mobile Chipsets

Qualcomm has been using its Kryo CPU cores for years, but this year marks a change. The company’s Chief Marketing Officer, Don McGuire, confirmed that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will introduce a new custom CPU design. We previously saw Oryon CPU cores in Qualcomm’s ARM-based desktop chipset for PCs, and now they are coming to mobile chipsets as well.

Meet Oryon CPU: Powerful and Efficient

For those unfamiliar with the Oryon architecture, it is designed by Gerard Williams III, the former chief architect of Apple Silicon, who left Apple to found Nuvia in 2019. Qualcomm acquired Nuvia in 2021, and the same team developed the Oryon CPU, which is said to be powerful and efficient, even surpassing Apple’s latest M-series chips.

What Can We Expect from Snapdragon 8 Gen 4?

Rumors suggest that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 will adopt an octa-core setup, likely featuring a (2+6) cluster, with two high-performance cores and six high-efficiency ones. Qualcomm appears to be abandoning the use of little cores entirely.

Higher Frequencies and Advanced Process Nodes

Additionally, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 is expected to be the first chipset from Qualcomm to likely raise the maximum frequency to 4.0GHz, significantly higher than Samsung’s 3.3GHz clock speed on the Cortex-X4 core.

TSMC’s 2nd-Generation 3nm Process Node

Qualcomm is also rumored to be moving to TSMC’s second-generation 3nm process node (likely N3E) for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chipset. This move could help Qualcomm’s Android flagships compete more effectively against Apple’s A-series chipsets on iPhones.

A New Challenge for Apple in the CPU Department

Apple is currently lagging behind Qualcomm and Samsung in the GPU department. With the inclusion of Oryon CPU cores in SD 8 Gen4, Qualcomm may be gearing up to dethrone Apple in the CPU department as well.

Stay Tuned for More Updates on Snapdragon 8 Gen 4

As we get closer to the October release date, more details about the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4’s features and capabilities are expected to surface. Stay tuned for further updates!