ARM Cortex-X2 architecture is 16 percent faster than Cortex-X1 architecture, which is currently the most powerful architecture. The new architecture, which can be scaled up to 8 cores, will make Apple M1 and Intel processors sweat.
Last year, ARM introduced the new ARM core design customized with the name Cortex-X to its partners, further strengthening the architecture. ARM Cortex-X2 architecture will also be the first product of the firm’s 64-bit-only strategy.
What does ARM Cortex-X2 offer?
ARM has been developing 64-bit kernels with v8 architecture for many years, but did not neglect 32-bit support. From now on, it will develop architectures with only 64-bit support with ARM v9 architecture and wants 32-bit support to end at the end of this year at the earliest. He encourages his partners to do this too.
The Cortex-X2 architecture is the core of the firm’s newest flagship. The architecture created by Qualcomm’s Austin team is quite ambitious. With only 64-bit support, Qualcomm has been able to make efficiency-oriented optimizations in the architectural structure.
The new architecture, which performs 16 percent better than the Cortex-X1 architecture, is 30 percent better at peak performance. The 15W Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor also scores 40 percent in the single core test. Again, machine learning performance has doubled.
The new DynamIQ Shared Unit, DSU-110 technology, allows the use of Cortex-X2 up to 8 cores, and the 8MB Level 3 cache memory (up to 16MB) minimizes data access latency. This strategy will be a little more geared towards laptop computers.
We’ve only seen the Cortex-X core on Samsung and Qualcomm chips. In this respect, we can expect Samsung to be produced with the 5nm EUV process. Cortex-X2 will find its place in the first products next year at the earliest. Probably, Samsung’s new Exynos chipset with AMD Radeon graphics will also feature the Cortex-X2 core and will perform well in laptops.