A few hours ago, Qualcomm held an IA Day conference in San Francisco, in the event Qualcomm has unveiled its new mid-range processors that will reach consumer devices from mid-2019 onwards.
They announced only 3 new SoCs for this market, however, they could be important for device manufacturers and buyers, as they include the first "elite game" tuned Snapdragon the Snapdragon 730G.
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Kedar Kondap, vice president of product management at Qualcomm said:
"With the introduction of the Snapdragon 730, 730G and 665 mobile platforms, we are incorporating features such as artificial intelligence, exceptional games and advanced camera capabilities into a broad spectrum of devices with exceptional performance."
The SD730 and 730G will be under the manufacture of Samsung at 8nm LPP, and the new SD665 at 11nm LLP.
According to Qualcomm, the performance that has been experienced has increased by 35%.
The most notable difference that exists between the SD730 and the 730G is in the Adreno 618 GPU equipped. The Adreno 618 GPU is compatible with Vulkan 1.1 and is 25% faster than its predecessor. In the game SoC with 'G' suffix, this GPU has been "improved" and will have a 15% faster performance according to the developers.
Other components of SoC SD730 that are very important are the Hexagon 688 DSP, Spectra 350 ISP and Snapdragon X15 modem.
As has been said, the DSPs are twice as fast as its predecessor and it also includes dedicated AI processing.
The ISP images allow fast and efficient computer vision, HDR 4K capture, depth detection and support for up to three cameras.
The modem supports download speeds of up to 800 Mbps and is compatible with Wi-Fi 6.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 will replace the Snapdragon 660.
The 4x Kryo 260 cores of the 665 are the same as in the SD660 but recorded a slower 10% speed at 2.0GHz.
The Adreno update that has the SD665 GPU should make a generational leap and is compatible with Vulkan 1.1.
And the DSP Hexagon 686 in this SoC, compatible with AI in the device, and the ISP Spectra 165 supports up to a single rear camera of 48MP or double of 16MP.
The chips will surely be designed to supplant the SD710.
In the new processors, Qualcomm has updated the two 'large' cores of the CPU from Kryo 360 to Kryo 470, and the maximum clock speeds remain the same at 2.2 GHz, on the other hand, the six cores 'LITTLE' they are still based on Arm Cortex-A55, but get a pulse of 100MHz at 1.8GHz.