Qualcomm SoC for consoles

qualcomm soc for consoles

Tom Henry

Qualcomm SoC for consoles

Qualcomm Technologies announced its new top-of-the-range SoC for portable gaming devices, we are talking about the Snapdragon G3x Gen 2this is accompanied by G2 Gen 1 and G1 Gen 1. Obviously, this SoC is not powerful enough to talk about something really gaming. It rather focuses on moving mobile games, and turn to the cloud to be able to move games that would otherwise be impossible for Qualcomm to move.

“Dedicated handheld gaming devices are the best way to enjoy mobile gaming. But gamers want to be able to play their favorite games across all devices and ecosystems, whether it’s console, PC, or an online service.” cloud,” says Mithun Chandrasekhar, executive director of product management at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

“The next generation of Snapdragon G Series devices will be the best place for gamers to play their favorite titles, giving them the choice between cloud, console, Android, or PC while on the go.”

Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 Specifications

Snapdragon G3x Gen 2

Qualcomm indicates that the platform Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 comes with a configuration of 8 Kryo cores along with some graphics Adreno A32. It does not provide more details at the specification level. At least we know that, compared to the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1, there is an improvement in performance of the 30% on CPUand has multiplied by two performance GPU. As a reference, we can say that at the performance level, the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 performs like a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. According to Qualcomm’s own forecasts, at the GPU level it should also be much faster than the current Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the Top-of-the-range SoC for smartphones.

This SoC enables connectivity support Wi-Fi 7 + 5G, augmented reality glasses, and premium low latency Bluetooth connectivity. According to the company’s own images, this SoC will be able to support panels with a Full HD + resolution up to 144 Hz.

On the other hand, it includes a memory controller that supports up to 12 GB of 8,400 MHz LPDDR5X RAMnext to a storage 256 GB capacity UFS 4.0. Additionally, it is capable of supporting a port for NVMe SSDs, external SIM cards and USB-C connectivity. Basically, we are dealing with a SoC that will allow consoles to be launched that can do more things, how to emulate the games of other consoles.

Additionally, we have the Snapdragon G2 Gen 1 and Snapdragon G1 Gen 1

Snapdragon G2 Gen 1

He Snapdragon G2 Gen 1 it is a humbler SoC that maintains the 8-core CPU but with graphics adreno 21. The cut comes in connectivity, admitting Wi-Fi 6Eand supports panels to 144hz, but “only” Full HD instead of FHD+. At the performance level, it would be equated to a Snapdragon 778G.

Snapdragon G1 Gen 1

He Snapdragon G1 Gen 1 It is the most basic of all, solely focused on streaming. It maintains the 8 Kryo cores, but the graphics drop to about Adreno A11. It is a low-end chip, and we do not know more details beyond being solely oriented to streaming and low autonomy. It is logical to think that it will continue to support Full HD resolution, but at a refresh rate aimed at 60 Hz.

According to Qualcomm, AYANEO and other manufacturers will launch products with their new chips. This company recently launched a AYANEO Pocket Air with a MediaTek SoC. The company indicated that reference designs for consoles with the Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 have already been shipped to a select group of partners. In this way, they will still take time to reach the market.

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