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Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 820 chip teases 40% faster graphics

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 said to deliver a huge 40% increase in graphics, huge improvement in photo quality

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 12, 2015 at 9:36 pm CDT (1 min, 0 secs time to read)

Qualcomm has been down in the dumps lately, but it looks like the Snapdragon 820 could be something exciting for the company. The upcoming chip is promising a new GPU from Qualcomm, as well as a new image signal processing (ISP) unit.

Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 820 chip teases 40% faster graphics |

The Snapdragon 820 should pack an Adreno 5xx GPU which will offer up to 40% more performance while using 40% less power compared to the previous Adreno 430 GPU. The new 500 series GPU will also have support for 4K video at 60FPS through HDMI 2.0, meaning you can stream 4K 60FPS video to your compatible TV or monitor.

The new Spectra ISP is capable of supporting up to three cameras simultaneously and mixed with its best-in-class image quality, we can expect big things for cameras. The new ISP will see images with more natural skin tones, and a wider range of colors at up to 25-megapixels at 30FPS with no shutter lag.

Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 820 will focus on computational photography, computer vision, virtual reality and photo-realistic graphics on mobile devices according to the Vice President of Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies, Tim Leland. The company is aiming for the Snapdragon 820 to be capable of snapping DSLR-quality photos, which is a big promise.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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