Qualcomm announces new SoC 'Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3' for PC and SoC 'Snapdragon G3x Gen 1' for next-generation game consoles

On December 1, 2021, Qualcomm announced the latest chipsets for PCs, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 . The new flagship SoC for mobile PCs, Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, has up to 85% improvement in CPU performance and up to 60% improvement in GPU performance compared to the previous generation. On the other hand, the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 SoC for next-generation game consoles not only supports 10-bit HDR display with a maximum of 144 fps and a maximum of 1 billion gradations, but also a device for developers jointly developed with gaming device maker Razer. Appearing at the same time.

Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 Compute Platform | Qualcomm


Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Gaming Platform | Qualcomm

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◆ Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is the flagship SoC for mobile PCs that succeeds the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 that appeared in September 2020, and is the first SoC for Windows PCs manufactured by the 5nm process. It is suggested that Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 not only supports both Sub 6 and millimeter waves, but also Wi-Fi 6, and the battery life has improved by more than 50% compared to the previous generation. However, the new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 maintains the same battery consumption performance as the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, while the new Kryo improves CPU performance by up to 85%, and the new Adreno improves GPU performance by up to 60%. Did. Qualcomm also said, 'Performance per watt is 60% better than competitors' x86 platforms, and it's also very quiet.'

Introducing the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 Compute Platform-YouTube

It also has a modem function as standard, and in addition to supporting Always Connected, it supports 4G LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi 6 / 6E, Sub6 and millimeter waves. For the modem chip, 1 from the 'Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF' with a maximum downlink speed of 10 Gbps, the 'Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System' with a maximum downlink speed of 7.5 Gbps, and the 'Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF' with a maximum downlink speed of 4.4 Gbps. The type can be selected.

In addition, the image processing processor integrated in the SoC implements autofocus, auto white balance, auto exposure, etc., and by automating the camera settings according to the shooting environment, high quality video conference is possible. matter. It also supports up to 4 cameras and 4K HDR cameras, and with

the AI inference performance of 29 TOPS , it also realizes a function to remove background sounds such as dog barks during movie shooting.

◆ Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
Qualcomm also announced the SoC 'Snapdragon G3x Gen 1', which was labeled for next-generation game consoles. Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 is based on Android, and can be used for Android native game apps and cloud gaming.

It uses the same Adreno GPU as the existing SoC for smartphones, and supports 10bit HDR with up to 1 billion gradations in addition to 144fps. It supports external output up to 4K image quality, can output video from a device equipped with Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 to a large screen TV, and is also considering support for XR (cross reality) devices.

In addition, Qualcomm is the first SoC for game consoles, and the reference device 'Snapdragon G3x Handheld Gaming Developer Kit' jointly developed with Razer to inform developers of what functions can be realized has also been released. rice field. The Snapdragon G3x Handheld Gaming Developer Kit will appear around 21 seconds in the following movie.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Gaming Platform-YouTube

The Snapdragon G3x Handheld Gaming Developer Kit is equipped with a 6.65 inch OLED display up to 120Hz, and the communication side supports Sub6, millimeter wave, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2. It has a battery capacity of 6000mAh and has a built-in 1080p camera. This device is 'for developers' to the last, and it is said that a model with a developer kit will be sold.

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