The first smartphones based on the Snapdragon 765 mobile platform were just beginning to appear on sale; however, Qualcomm decided not to stop there. California-based company has now announced its new mobile platform for the medium-high range gaming with a more powerful model. We are talking about the new Snapdragon 768G 5G, the direct successor of Snapdragon 765G processors that was launched in December of last year.
With the Snapdragon 768G, Qualcomm is now offering a faster variant that is equipped with a stronger CPU and GPU and can control displays with up to 120 Hz. It features the 5th generation Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine and Qualcomm Hexagon Processor to power realistic gameplay. The new processor is pin and software compatible with the Snapdragon 765 (G) so that smartphone manufacturers can switch to the newer version without major development effort.
According to Qualcomm, the Adreno 620 of the Snapdragon 765G is already 10% faster than the Adreno 620 in the Snapdragon 765 without “G.” The Snapdragon 768G has an additional 15% graphics rendering compared to the Snapdragon 765G. This is a total of 26.5% compared to the base model Snapdragon 765.
Based on the same two Kryo 475 cores, the new chipset clocks up to 2.8 GHz, while the previous generation model that is still available only clocks up to 2.4 GHz – plus the usual Cortex A-55 cores for basic operations. Four Kryo 475 Silver has been adopted unchanged by the Snapdragon 765G with up to 1.8 GHz.
The other key data remain unchanged, including primarily the integrated Snapdragon X52 multi-mode modem, which covers 2G to 5G and is still Qualcomm’s only integrated 5G modem. At its peak, you can expect speeds of up to 3.7Gbps downstream and 1.6Gbps upstream, although that likely means getting close to a mmWave 5G site.
With a third innovation, Qualcomm is expanding its range of elite gaming features, which give better gaming potential in the “G” versions of the chip, and now also offers support for updatable GPU drivers in the SD768G.