Qualcomm is a prominent player in the semiconductor business. The release of Qualcomm’s latest flagship chipset is usually anticipated by the market. The Snapdragon 8 Gen2 is the next-generation flagship processor after the Snapdragon 8 Gen1, according to Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon. He added that the three-digit identifier of the Snapdragon 8 series chips was dropped in order to make consumer cognition easier. Users simply need to know the generation using the new naming scheme, as there is no requirement to identify or check the size of the numbers.
We don’t know how many generations will be in each series, though. Qualcomm clearly does not want to be limited to the Snapdragon 8 series. After a few generations in the “8 Series,” it appears that a “Snapdragon 9 Series” will be released.
In terms of undisclosed products, Anmon stated that the PC processor developed by the Nuvia team will be sampled in 2022 and commercialized in 2023. Nuvia is Qualcomm’s top CPU design team, he claims. The goal of this CPU, according to Anmon, is to reclaim the performance advantage. Furthermore, the chip is capable of serving both commercial and enterprise-level needs, in addition to providing excellent entertainment performance. However, he was vague regarding the chip’s professional requirements.
Technical specifications for the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 processor The CPU preserves the three-cluster configuration and matches the prior leaks precisely. A Prime CPU with an ARM Cortex-X2 core running at 3.0 GHz is available. Three “supporting” performance cores based on the newer ARM Cortex-A710 standard are also included. Those will operate at a speed of 2.5 GHz. Finally, we have four efficiency cores that will run at 1.8 GHz and use the new ARM Cortex-A510 standard.
The new CPU will be 20% faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 in general. It will also save up to 30% on electricity use. That is unquestionably a step forward. The new Xiaomi 12 will, for example, be 20% faster than its predecessor.
Desktop-class volumetric rendering is also included in the list of new features. It’s utilized to create dramatic lighting effects, such as the god rays that so many level designers seem to adore. Variable Rate Shading Pro, an image-based VRS, is also new, and it should make it easier to integrate VRS into more games. According to the chipmaker, many relationships with reputable game creators have already been formed in order to get the most out of the new hardware.