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Qualcomm, on August 15th 2017, announced that their next generation Spectra ISP was going to have depth sensing capabilities and was to be integrated into flagship Snapdragon chips in 2018. So I don't see this coming as a surprise given it will be in the majority of Android flagships next year (of course, the OEMs still need to implement the required hardware).
Source: QualcommToday we’re unveiling our 2nd generation Qualcomm Spectra ISP. It features a completely new architecture that is engineered to increase image quality and speed, but more importantly, it’s designed for depth sensing in high-resolution and high accuracy — at very low-power.
hodar said:I have been hearing that same line "It appears that silicon is reaching limits, imposed by the laws of physics." since the mid-1990's. Yet, mysteriously year after year; we see performance improvements in the 30-50% range. Those improvements do not sound anything like hitting a limit, improvements in the 2-5% range sound like you are banging against a limit.
Intel, for example, saw a ~40% increase in performance with Kaby Lake Refresh with about 25% coming just from adding 2 more cores while being able to operate in the same 15W package. The process remained the same and, for the most part, so did the architecture.
Apple hasn't seen 30%~50% increases in IPC, for the most part, they've just added more cores and moved to a smaller process.
I'm curious for a deep dive into their GPU. Given they only have a 30% increase in performance, it would be nice if they took care of the heavy throttling seen in the A10 Fusion.
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Looks good, although, only a ~15% increase in single core performance is a bit disappointing.
From my understanding Geekbench isn't the best to compare x86 and ARM, so don't go throwing out your Macbooks just yet. There's a reason websites like Anandtech don't use Geekbench.
tallest skil said:EngDev said:You're missing out on Samsung's SSDs.
Ever so often Intel's SSDs go on sale for pretty low prices, I picked up a 512GB 600p for $130 a year or so back to use in a HTPC, it's decent, but despite being PCIe NVMe, it's not exactly fast.