Snapdragon 8 generation 2 was unveiled with support for ray tracing and Wi-Fi 7
A few hours ago, Qualcomm unveiled its new Snapdragon 8 generation 2 processor with 35% faster performance than the previous generation.
To Qualcomm claims that the performance of Snapdragon 8 generation 2 is much better than the first generation. This chip, known by the model number SM8550-AB, is based on 4nm lithography and manufactured by TSMC. Next, we will review this chip in full.
Snapdragon 8 generation 2 Processor and Graphics
Qualcomm has focused on optimal consumption in the production of Snapdragon 8 generation 2, but still Again, the progress made by this chip compared to the previous one is significant. According to Qualcomm, the new cores can perform up to 35% better than before, while being up to 40% more optimized.
In this chip, 1 Cortex-X3 core with a frequency of 3.2 GHz acts as the most powerful core. But unlike the previous generation, this time it is accompanied by 4 powerful Cortex-A715 cores with a frequency of 2.8 GHz. Finally, we see 3 low-consumption Cortex-A510 cores with 2.0 GHz frequency (1 + 4 + 3). 4.0 is supported. (The previous generation supported LPDDR5 RAMs with a frequency of 3200 MHz and UFS 3.1 internal memory).
The graphics of this chip have up to 25% more ability and up to 45% more efficient consumption compared to the previous generation, and it also supports retracing. With the presence of retracing on the Android platform, game developers are expected to use this new technology to create high-quality and attractive games. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 graphics is also the first mobile graphics capable of supporting Vulkan 1.3 along with OpenGL ES 3.2.
This processor is capable of + support QHD with 144 Hz refresh rate or 4K with 60 Hz refresh rate. The possibility of supporting an external display with 4K quality and 60 Hz speed and support for HDR10+, Dolby Vision and 10-bit colors can also be seen in it. Qualcomm has added AV1 video decoding capability and the ability to stream 8K video at 60 frames per second (with HDR) to its new processor.
According to Qualcomm, the processor The new one is able to perform best with Sony's Digital Overlap HDR sensors and Samsung's 200MP HP3 sensor thanks to the new image processing system. Like the previous generation, the new processor uses an 18-bit triple image processing system that can handle three 36-megapixel cameras at 30 frames per second simultaneously or one 200-megapixel camera. In addition to this, 108 megapixel sensors will work with this processor without any lag in the shutter.
In the video recording section, this processor is able to record 8K HDR videos at 30 frames per second and 64 megapixel images at the same time. to register from them as well. In addition, it is possible to record 4K video at a speed of 120 frames per second and record slow-motion videos in 720P resolution at a speed of 960 frames per second. Thanks to the DOL sensors, this chip can record 4 different exposures (with different levels of exposure) for each frame of the video.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 uses the new X70 modem, which supports both 5G millimeter wavelength and sub-6 GHz frequency. Its download and upload speeds reach 10 and 3.5 Gbps, respectively. Wi-Fi 7 support has also been added to this chip thanks to the FastConnect 78000 system, which, in addition to reducing the delay time, has also increased its speed from 3.6 in the previous generation to 5.8 gigabits.
Support Bluetooth 5.3 and the latest Snapdragon Sound audio system with the ability to play sound with 48 kHz quality and an unprecedented delay time of 48 milliseconds should also be added to this chip in order to understand the high capabilities of Snapdragon 8 generation 2 in the field of gaming. /p>
The new six-core processor supports the INT4 format, which is the first time we have seen such a feature on the Qualcomm platform. According to Qualcomm's claim, the artificial intelligence performance of this chip is 4.35 times better than the previous generation, which can help the image processing system in recognizing faces, hair, clothes, background, etc. to apply various changes on them, such as blurring the background. p>
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