Qualcomm announces the details of the Snapdragon 855

  By Thom Holwerda - Posted on 2018-12-05 23:09:47 UTC at http://OSNews.com

Today is the second day of Qualcomm's Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui, and while yesterday was all about 5G and a teaser for its new chipset, today is all about the Snapdragon 855 [https://www.neowin.net/news/qualcomm-announces-the-details-of-the-snapdragon-855]. The new chipset is built on a 7nm architecture, promising faster speeds, better battery life, and improved connectivity.

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But as far as general performance goes, Qualcomm says that its Kryo 485 cores will offer a 45% boost, and the Adreno 640 GPU will show a 20% increase. With the firm's Snapdragon Elite Gaming Platform, gamers will be able to play in HDR with physically based rendering (PBR).

If these numbers hold up - only independent benchmarking will tell - this will go a ways to closing the wide gap with Apple's current offering at least partially.

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