Qualcomm discovers the GPU to carry the Snapdragon 820
August 12, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
Although what we are all waiting for is the official presentation of the Snapdragon 820, the processor called to move, but all, at least a good part of the high-end smartphones and tablets that see the light next year, at least during the first half, it seems that we will have to keep waiting a little longer . However, at least we have not left the empty hands of the event of Qualcomm, since we had the opportunity to meet some features of your future processor, including your new GPU.
Adreno 530: more speed with less consumption
We start with the new Adreno 530 GPU that according Qualcomm, is the unit of graphic processing of greater performance designed so far and that, as with each new generation, will be a new and substantial jump in both power and consumption efficiency. On this occasion, more specifically, the improvement over the previous generation will be a 40% faster in rendering and of a 40% less in consumption. It will also support OpenGL ES 3.1 + AEP (Android Extension Pack), renderScript, OpenGL 2.0 and standards Vulkan, which will mean an important advance in multitask.
Qualcomm SpectraTM: more quality for our photographs
Not only has it revealed to us Qualcomm what is the graphic processing unit of the Snapdragon 820, but also has not discovered its new image signal processing unit, SpectraTM, Which will facilitate capturing clear and brightly colored images reducing the influence of environmental conditions or movement, in addition to supporting even three sensors from 25 MP to 30 fps each.
Qualcomm returns to the fight
It is no secret that this 2014 has not been an easy year for Qualcomm, which has encountered more problems than it could have wished with the Snapdragon 810, who has been persecuted by the controversy of overheating problems, but everything looks pretty good with this new Snapdragon 820, which is presented as the best means to recover the clear leadership that it had been showing. For now, rumors claim that Samsung he is testing it for his future Galaxy S7, and being present again in the flagship of the Koreans would undoubtedly be a step in the right direction. That, in any case, is a question about which we will not know anything definitive until long, but in the meantime we will remain attentive to inform you when we know more about this new processor.