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Qualcomm releases new gaming-focused processors

by on24 August 2023

Three new processors for handhelds

Qualcomm has announced a new lineup of three gaming-focused processors for handheld gaming units.

At the top of the range is the Snapdragon G3x Gen 2, operating as the natural successor to the Gen 1. Qualcomm claims this SoC offers "over 30 per cent faster CPU performance and 2x faster GPU performance than its predecessor."

Other features we can expect from devices using the G3x Gen 2 include "hardware-accelerated ray tracing, game super-resolution, XR glass tethering," and "low-latency premium Bluetooth." It opens the door for a successor to the Razer Edge thanks to its support for Wi-Fi 7 and 5G sub-6 and mmWave.

While the G3x Gen 2 is easily the group's flagship, the Snapdragon G1 and G2 are impressive. The G1 is the company's entry-level gaming handheld chip, using Qualcomm's octa-core Kryo CPU along with an Adreno A11 GPU. This one is going to be geared towards streaming games from GeForce Now or Xbox Game Pass.

The Snapdragon G2 is the middle-range chip that uses the same octa-core Kryo CPU but offers a bump to the Adreno A21 GPU. Supporting 5G and Wi-Fi 6E makes things even better, meaning it can run premium mobile and cloud gaming titles without compromise.


Last modified on 24 August 2023
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