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Snapdragon 865 supports upgradable GPU drivers, like desktop gamers

Qualcomm offers desktop-level features with Snapdragon 865 for gamers

By Anthony Garreffa on Dec 4, 2019 03:43 pm CST - 0 mins, 43 secs reading time

Qualcomm is really pushing desktop-level features with the Snapdragon 865, with unparalelled amounts of power that provides huge performance for unreleased smartphones -- but also some important features lke upgradeable GPU drivers.

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The new smartphones coming in 2020 powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 865 will support updateable GPU drivers, with Qualcomm working with Google to have Adreno GPU Driver updates freely available on the Google Play Store.

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This small (but very significant) change in Snapdragon 865 with updateable GPU drivers brings mobile users into the world of the PC -- as we've had this for decades. Qualcomm made a point that the GPU updates will come out "well after" the phone itself launches.

Note: Qualcomm flew me out to the Snapdragon Tech Summit, covering my hotel and flights. Many thanks for the geek out in Maui, Hawaii!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With 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 high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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