Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 Introduction
At Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit 2022 event to officially announce its latest flagship mobile platform, Snapdragon 8 Gen2 using TSMC’s 4nm process and internal model SM8550-AB.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 enables users to enjoy a variety of enhanced experiences on their trusted devices with groundbreaking AI, unparalleled connectivity, and outstanding gaming experiences, according to Qualcomm.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen2 Mobile Platform is intelligently engineered with groundbreaking AI across the board to enable truly extraordinary experiences. This AI marvel delivers accelerated performance, unparalleled connectivity, champion-level gameplay, ingenious capture, and more.Said, Qualcomm.
For the CPU part, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 features a new 1+2+2+3 architecture, with one Cortex-X3-based Kryo mega-core at 3.2GHz, four performance cores (2 × Cortex A715+ 2 × Cortex A710, both at 2.8GHz), and three Cortex-A510 energy-efficient cores at 2.0GHz. The CPU performance is increased by 35% and power consumption is reduced by 40%.
Snapdragon 8 Gen2 GPU part, the new generation of Adreno GPU performance increased by 25%, power consumption reduced by 45%, support Vulkan 1.3, not only hardware-level ray tracing technology but also support mobile-based optimization of the Unreal Engine 5 Metahuman framework.
Meanwhile, the new AI processor Hexagon delivers a maximum 4.35x AI performance boost that can be optimized independently for picture details (faces, facial features, hair, clothes, sky, etc.) so that each detail gets customized and professional image adjustments.
In addition, the new perceptual ISP (triple 18bit) supports the latest CMOS from Samsung and Sony with a single maximum of 200 megapixels, as well as up to 8K at 30fps or 4K at 120fps video capture.
Snapdragon 8 Gen2 also integrates the X70 5G baseband, which supports Wi-Fi 7 while having higher upload and download speeds. Here is Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 promotional video highlighting key aspects.