Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Tuesday November 14, 2017

Qualcomm Outs Centriq 2400 Specs: Intel Should Be Afraid

Qualcomm released some numbers for their new Centriq 2400 line of CPUs, and they are better than expected. More importantly, Qualcomm comes uncomfortably close to Intel’s performance in the meat of the market.

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Centriq 2400 is a full SoC, and it is built on a much more efficient process, Samsung 10nm vs Intel 14nm. Intel claims to have the process lead, but they are, well, being a tad deceptive. While Intel claims leadership, the similar performing and much more efficient Centriq 2400 is ~57% the size of a big XCC Xeon die. A bit scarier for Intel is that the Centriq had a 33% advantage in transistors per mm^2.