Not so long ago, during 2019’s Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm announced its two new chip sets in the 700 series – Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G with some amazing features.
As per Qualcomm, the 765s have much better features than its predecessors – 730 and 730G.
To better understand its features I have compiled a list of Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor features that will matter the most.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 Features
The Snapdragon 765 has got slight improvements in CPU performance compared to the Snapdragon 730.
Qualcomm has added a new feature called “Prime” CPU Core Cluster that consists a single core clocked at 2.3 GHz in Snapdragon 765 and 2.4 GHz in Snapdragon 765 G.
The second core called the “Performance” Core is clocked at 2.2 GHz, and both these cores are based upon Kyro 475 architecture.
Finally, there are 6 ARM Cortex-A55 based “Efficiency” CPU Cores, all clocked at 1.8GHz. Offering a core cluster configuration of Snapdragon 765 as 1+1+6 compared to 2+6 on the Snapdragon 730.
Of-course, the shift from 8nm manufacturing to 7nm manufacturing process does yield some improvements in CPU power efficiency and average performance delivery.
There is a straight 20% boost in Qualcomm’s Adreno 620 GPU in Snapdragon 765 than its predecessor, running with Adreno 618 GPU.
Adreno 620 carries with itself an added support for JDR10+ and Dolby Vision video playback with a 20% better performance compared to Snapdragon 730. Whereas the 765G for gamer, is packed with Snapdragon Elite Gaming Features like;
- Game Jank Reducer v2.0 – Reducing Game Jank by 90% (an approximation quoted by Qualcomm). Games produce jank or stutter that takes the player out of action. GameJank Reducer v2.0 helps the player stay in the game.
- Game Fast Loader – A technology that ensures a smooth flow of the game. Giving a fluid visual experience, it auto adjusts the display refresh rate matching the rate of the GPU. It also decreases the game loading time by 10%.
- Game Network Latency Manager – This feature helps in optimizing the network settings and Wi-Fi configs to support an efficient online gaming experience, that provides a very smooth and fast game play.
AI (Artificial Intelligence)
Qualcomm has advanced in the Artificial Intelligence by doubling its performance in the Snapdragon 765 and 765G SoCs, compared to the Snapdragon 730.
Packed with a new Hexagon Tensor 696 Tensor accelerator, this is the 5th generation AI engine consisting of Kryo 475 CPU and Adreno 620 GPU by Qualcomm.
This continuous improvements in Qualcomm’s AI has brought Snapdragon 765G with 5.5 TOPS (trillions of operations). Which is not at all bad when compared to the Snapdragon 855 holding an AI performance rate of 7 TOPS.
ISP (Image Signal Processing)
As per the sources Snapdragon 765’s Spectra 355 ISP is much capable of processing 192MP photos when it comes to a single camera.
Now let us talk about MFNR (Multi-frame noise reduction), ZSL (Zero Shutter Lag) and Dual Camera.
MFNR is a technology in which a camera captures multiple frames at once, before merging the information from all the frames.
This helps in reducing noise. While ZSL is a technique where all the frame are kept in a buffer waiting for the image to be chosen before the shutter button is clicked. This prevents user from lags.
The company has tried to its level best to deliver technology at the price of its flagship series, 800 series.
But, when you talk about results regarding ISP combining with MFNR and ZSL the resolution drops from 192MP to 16MP with Dual Camera combining MFNR and ZSL @ 30fps and 32MP with Single Camera combining MFNR and ZSL @30fps.
Video capture has changed with Spectra 355 slow-motion videos of 720p can be taken at 482fps compared to Spectra 350 which offered 720p @ 240fps. There is an additional support for video capture in HDR10+.
Aggressively trying to position itself in the 5G technology, Qualcomm is banking on Snapdragon 765 to come out with 5G enabled handsets for the masses. That way it can have a huge advantage over its competitors.
Compared to Snapdragon’s flagship series, Snapdragon 765 and 765G will be a little low end on the budget part. This is another foreseeable advantage Snapdragon is holding on to, by its 765 and 765G SoCs.
Just like the Snapdragon X55 Modem RF System, Snapdragon X50 packed with Snapdragon 765 SoC and X52 packed with Snapdragon 765G SoC, are multi-mode modem capable of delivering 2G, 3g, 4G LTE, and 5G (sub-6GHz and mmWave) speeds. Offering 1.2Gbps (LTE) and up to 3.7Gbps (5G) theoretically.
Other important thing to note here is that Snapdragon X50 and Snapdragon X52 have performance enhancement technologies like Qualcomm Signal Boost Antenna Tunning, Qualcomm Wideband Envelope Tracking, and Qualcomm 5G PowerSave, which improve throughput, reliability and usability.
Snapdragon has declared that in its 765 and 765G it will support dual frequency GNSS, just like how it is supported on the 800 series chipsets.
This technology results in much better and precise location tracking if the handset has a chip (L1+L5 or E1+E5a) capable of supporting multiple frequencies.
This is the first time we are seeing such a functionality in the Snapdragon 700 series chipsets.
Both Snapdragon 765 and 765G are designed keeping budget-friendliness in minds. Mobile devices manufacturers like Xiaomi, HMD Global and Oppo have already confirmed to release handsets with Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 765G throughout the year 2020.
While Motorola confirmed that they are working on smartphones which are based on the Snapdragon 765.
Snapdragon 765G has been specifically designed keeping the modern online games in mind. Devices carrying Snapdragon 765G will mostly be sold in markets like India & China, where we see mobile gaming as a huge market.