Qualcomm Oryon CPU may also suffer from issues such as excessive power consumption
Apart from MediaTek’s Dimensity 9300, slated for a November release this year, which is under scrutiny for potential overheating, Qualcomm’s last year’s revelation of a processor built on the fully autonomous Oryon CPU architecture might also grapple with excessive power consumption, suggesting ample room for refinement in power management.
Nevertheless, since processors built on the Oryon CPU architecture are primarily destined for laptop-esque products, the concerns are comparatively trivial in contrast to MediaTek’s Dimensity 9300. Yet, should Qualcomm plan to utilize the Oryon CPU in mobile processor products, power consumption, and thermal challenges would undoubtedly burgeon into pivotal issues to address.
The heightened power consumption of the Oryon CPU might stem from its original intent. Nuvia designed it predominantly for server-grade applications, not explicitly tailored for general consumer products, thereby establishing a unique foundational power consumption blueprint. However, if Qualcomm aims to harness this CPU design for laptops, and potentially even smartphones down the line, power consumption hurdles will inevitably rise to the fore.
Insider whispers suggest that there will be three iterations of processors fashioned around the Oryon CPU design. The premium variant is expected to harbor eight performance cores paired with four efficiency cores, culminating in an “8+4” core configuration. An impending low-power edition might curtail the total core count to eight, though specifics remain nebulous at present.
Current market speculations hint that the performance of processors adopting the Oryon CPU design may surpass Apple’s M2 chipset from the previous year, but seemingly won’t match the prowess of the imminent M3. However, given Qualcomm’s reticence on the intricate details of the Oryon CPU, further enhancements might be on the horizon.
Barring unforeseen complications, Qualcomm is projected to unveil this processor sculpted around the Oryon CPU at the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2023, anticipated to be hosted once more on the isle of Maui, Hawaii. It might officially be christened the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 4, with an internal codename rumored to be “Hamoa“.