Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, which is a follow up to its powerful Snapdragon 855 chipset that brought 5G support to the market. The new chipset will boost the CPU core clock speed to up to 2.96GHz — a bump from 2.84GHz on the 855 — and a 15% increase in GPU performance.
The new 855 Plus is designed to deliver better performance when it comes to gaming, AI and XR. The updated version also borrows the X50 5G modem, which was first seen on the 855. The company also mentioned that the power of the 5G modem and chipset combined will deliver a truly “Elite Gaming experience”.
“Snapdragon 855 Plus will raise the bar for elite gamers with the increase in CPU and GPU performance and elevate experiences for 5G, gaming, AI and XR, which is something our OEM customers look to us to deliver,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Snapdragon 855 Plus is our most advanced mobile platform to date and will build upon the success of the 2019 Android flagship Snapdragon 855 5G mobile platform.”
Snapdragon 855 Plus sports an octa-core Kryo 485 CPU with a core clock speed of 2.96GHz, which is supported by Adreno 640 GPU that boosts graphics performance by 15% when compared to the previous generation chipset.
The company has emphasised on the chipset’s enhanced gaming performance, which houses a Vulkan 1.1 Graphics Drivers that delivers 20% more power than the Open GLES. Other software enhancements include Game Jank Reducer, Game Fast Loader, Game AntiCheat Extensions and others.
Snapdragon 855 Plus’ AI Engine is capable of 7 trillion operations per second. The SoC also promises enhanced performance for VR and AR.
According to the company, “Snapdragon 855 Plus with an integrated multi-gigabit Snapdragon X24 LTE 4G modem also supports 5G connectivity using the X50 5G modem and Qualcomm Technologies’ RF Front-end solutions to deliver best-in-class cellular performance, superior coverage and all-day battery life in premium 5G devices.”