Wednesday, April 14

top-of-the-range functions at a lower cost

Announced today by Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 780G replaces the Snapdragon 765 and 765G launched at the end of 2019. Packed with technologies, this new chip allows the 700 line to take even more than before the fragrance of the high-end.

The Snapdragon 780G is official, it should take the mid-range to a new level

The Snapdragon 780G is official, it should take the mid-range to a new level // Gamesdone: Qualcomm

Still from 5G, even sharper AI, more extensive photo and video capabilities and a few features directly inherited from the 800 series processors: the Snapdragon 780G is coming. It replaces the Snapdragon 765 and 765G with a certain panache. At least if we are to believe the technical specifications and functions announced by Qualcomm with this new mid-range SoC.

For this new chip, the objective of the Californian giant is displayed from the first lines of its press release: to make it a real platform cut out for the creation of content. An objective which passes this year especially by a much more muscular AI, carried by a Hexagon 770 processor. The latter is able to deliver a performance index amounting to 12 TOPS, that is to say twice more computing power than the previous generation , promises Qualcomm.

The Snapdragon 780G promises to be solid everywhere, but especially on AI

This potential will largely be devoted to image processing to improve the quality of our photos. Pictures that can use a maximum of three 25 Mpx sensors, activated simultaneously to collect a maximum of light, details and information. So much data that will be passed to the mill by the AI ​​engine of the Snapdragon 780G to draw the substantive marrow.

This is the first time that this technology (triple ISP) has been offered by Qualcomm on a 700 series SoC. It is enabled by the presence of a Qualcomm Spectra 570 image processor. Integrated into the chip, this computing unit also supports the HDR10 + standard and allows significantly improved image quality for photos taken at night or in low light. This could be very useful for the future Google Pixel 6.

Google pixel 5

Here is the Google Pixel 5, which for its part has a Snapdragon 765G… now of the old generation // Gamesdone: Arnaud Gelineau for Frandroid

For the rest, Qualcomm explains that AI will also improve the quality of voice calls (by reducing background noise in particular) while reducing their energy consumption. It can also be used in video to allow automatic tracking of the subject. The idea? Avoid, for example, that a person filmed is no longer framed.

On the connectivity side, Qualcomm finally promises enhanced transfer speeds in Wi-Fi 6 (up to 3.6 Gb / s) and briefly discusses the capabilities of its new chip in play. Equipped with Kryo 670 CPU cores at 2.4 GHz and from an Adreno 642 GPU part, the Snapdragon 780G promises to be 40% faster in game and will be able to support the display at 144 Hz.

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