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Qualcomm Unveils New Snapdragon Gaming-focused Chipset Improving on Raw Performance


Towards the end of 2019, Qualcomm announced Snapdragon 765G, a system-on-chip processor that was focused on gaming. Qualcomm also announced the current flagship-level Snapdragon 865 Processor as well as the standard high mid-range Snapdragon 765 processor.

All of these chips haven’t picked up yet on the consumer market, but Qualcomm is already pulling the wraps off Snapdragon 765G’s successor. Typically, since the new processor, called Snapdragon 768G, is a sequel to the SDM 765G, it bumps up the spec sheet a little bit higher. The primary leap is in terms of raw performance.

The new processor has a 2.8GHz Kryo 475 CPU instead of the “literally” low-performance 2.4GHz Kryo 475 CPU. The high-performance 2.8GHz core delivers about 15 percent more power compared to the 765G’s 2.4GHz high-performance core.

On the GPU front, Adreno 620 is still the main driver here but with some tweaks for a similar 15 percent faster performance improvement. The processor is based on the 7nm architecture like its predecessor.

Other specs are identical to what was offered by the Snapdragon 765G, including Hexagon 696 DSP, Snapdragon X52 modem integrated directly on the chip supporting both mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G bands. You can expect maximum speeds of 3.7 Gbps downstream and 1.6Gbps upstream ideally.

The first device to ship with this chip is Xiaomi’s Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition, which has been announced earlier today in China. The phone starts at 1,999 Chinese Yuan (~$282) with 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM, a 4,500mAh with 30W fast charging, and a 6.67-inch 120Hz FHD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) AMOLED display.

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Alvin Wanjala has been writing about technology for over 2 years. He writes about different topics in the consumer tech space. He loves streaming music, programming, and gaming during downtimes.

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