Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon G Collection Cell Gaming Platform For Handheld Dominance

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With the massive development trajectory cell gaming is on, Qualcomm is aiming to stake a beachhead within the burgeoning handheld gaming console area, with a brand new, various portfolio of devoted handheld gaming SoCs and cell platforms, collectively referred to as the Snapdragon G-series, with assist for combined actuality {hardware} and even ray tracing.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon G Collection Reference Design Line-Up

The G-series is comprised of the G1, G2, and G3—every constructed to cater to the calls for of devoted gaming gadgets at totally different efficiency ranges and kind components, specializing in energy, effectivity, cooling, and compatibility with the most recent gaming and streaming necessities. Qualcomm co-developed the brand new lineup with AyaNeo, Huaqin, Inventec, Thundercomm, and others, which as an additional benefit, co-designed a handheld gaming reference design that’s obtainable for OEMs and ODMs. This could assist speed up growth timelines and provides prospects a larger collection of fashions to select from.

GSeries Tiers

Starting with the Snapdragon G1 Gen 1, it is a Qualcomm Kryo (octa-core) CPU paired with an Adreno A11 GPU. This base chipset is supposed for fanless handheld gaming gadgets, with much less resource-demanding native or cloud video games. Clearly, the G2 Gen 1 holds up the center of the pack, upgrading the GPU to an Adreno A21 plus a 5G and Wi-FI 6/6E-enabled Snapdragon X62 5G (probably a spinoff of Snapdragon X65) modem for always-connected gaming on the go.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon G Collection Sizzle Reel

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Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 Efficiency Claims

Lastly, designed for fanatics, the flagship Snapdragon G3x Gen 2) is packed to gills with high-end gaming options. For many who recall, the primary technology G3 had made its robust debut within the Verizon-exclusive Razer Edge 5G, launched in January this yr. The G3x Gen 2 brings a marked efficiency features over its previous-gen sibling, providing over 40 p.c larger CPU efficiency and two instances quicker GPU efficiency, in addition to ray tracing assist, thanks partly to its Adreno A32 graphics core. Topping it off is a 5G sub-6, and mmWave-capable modem, together with Wi-Fi 7 assist and plus Snapdragon Sound hi-res audio assist.

Qualcomm notes its “Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 Handheld Gaming Reference Design is now obtainable and sampling to pick out OEMs and ODMs.” Buyer-specific product bulletins will observe.