Monday, February 6th, 2023

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Specifications

  • One Kryo prime core, based on ARM’s Cortex-X2 running at 2.995GHz
  • Three Kryo Performance cores based on ARM’s Cortex-A710 running at 2.50GHz
  • Four Kryo efficiency cores based on ARM’s Cortex-A510 running at 1.79GHz
The new CPU configuration is 20 percent faster and 30 percent more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 888, likely thanks to the 4nm manufacturing process as well as the ARMv9 architecture. The new Adreno GPU, which has succeeded the Adreno 660 from last year, is 30 percent faster at graphics rendering and consumes 25 percent less power. It also supports the Vulkan 1.1 API, and with it, Qualcomm claims a massive 60 percent GPU performance increase.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 gets the new Spectra 680 Image Signal Processor, with memory bandwidth increased to 3.2Gigapixels per second, allowing for video recording support to touch 108MP at 30FPS. It can also record 8K HDR footage and take 64MP images at the same time.

Up to 400 Percent Improvement in AI Performance

Qualcomm’s seventh generation of the AI Engine allows the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 to tout four times or a 400 percent performance improvement compared to the previous generation. It also has two times faster Tensor acceleration, two times shared memory, and utilizes 1.7 times less power than the AI Engine on the Snapdragon 888.

Qualcomm will integrate its Snapdragon X65 5G modem to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The new baseband chip can achieve up to a 10Gbps downlink speed, supports Wi-Fi 6E, and for the first time, the company states that you can stream lossless CD audio over Bluetooth.

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