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Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 2: This chip takes handheld gaming to the next level

Just in time for the start of Gamescom, the chip manufacturer Qualcomm presented a new Snapdragon gaming chip series. The new Snapdragon G Series should ensure high performance in handheld consoles in the future and even be able to handle cross-platform gaming titles.

 The increase in performance: Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 

Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 Performance

The Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 has already powered the Razer Edge gaming handheld and received rave reviews. Now Qualcomm is going one better and releasing a powerful successor with the Snapdragon G3x Gen 2.

The high-end chip places itself at the top of the new Snapdragon G series and takes handheld gaming to a new level. Equipped with an 8-core Kryo CPU and an Adreno A32 GPU, the chip promises an impressive performance increase of over 30% in the CPU and two times faster GPU performance compared to the previous model.

The chip also brings with it a wealth of high-end gaming features, including hardware-accelerated ray tracing, Game Super Resolution, XR glass tethering, and premium, low-latency Bluetooth audio thanks to Snapdragon Sound. In addition, support for Wi-Fi 7 High-Band Simultaneous (HBS) as well as 5G sub-6 and mmWave ensures lightning-fast wireless speeds.

What does this mean for gamers? Put simply, it opens the door to stunning cross-platform gaming experiences no matter where you are. The Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 seems poised to take the gaming world by storm and we can't wait to see what developers and gamers will do with it.

 For less demanding games: Snapdragon G1 Gen 1 

Snapdragon G1 Gen 1 Hero

The first offspring of the new Snapdragon G1 platform is the Snapdragon G1 Gen 1. The chip is powered by an 8-core Kryo CPU and an Adreno A11 GPU and is intended to cause a stir, especially in inexpensive handheld consoles.

The focus is on local and cloud-based streaming of games. Its strengths are its fanless design and high efficiency with low power consumption.

 The middle class: Snapdragon G2 Gen 1 

Snapdragon G2 Gen 1 Hero

As a middle ground between the two lines, Qualcomm has introduced the Snapdragon G2 Gen 1 platform. This is not just any chip, but a real game changer in mobile and cloud gaming.

What makes the Snapdragon G2 so special? Let's start with the heart of the system, the 8-core Kryo CPU. There is also an Adreno A21 GPU specially optimized for gaming. The package is completed by the Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF System, which enables fast and stable connections with its 5G and Wi-Fi 6/6E technology from the Qualcomm FastConnect 6700 Mobile Connectivity System.

For gamers, this means unlimited freedom and flexibility. Whether at home on the couch, in a café or on the go on the train - the Snapdragon G2 makes full-fledged gaming possible everywhere. And the possibilities are anything but limited. From fast-paced action games to intense strategy titles, the G2 Gen 1 allows you to explore all that mobile and cloud gaming has to offer.

 Future prospects and partnerships 

Hoping for high-end gaming devices powered by its new chip to hit the market as soon as possible, the company has granted select manufacturers access to a Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 Handheld Gaming Reference Design.

Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 reference design

The companies' names weren't disclosed, but it was promised that customized product announcements would follow. It sounds like we'll be seeing more travel-friendly gaming devices like the Edge in the near future.

Source: Press Release

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