Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 768G SoC

No useful information but lots of marketing bullets

Qualcomm Snapdragon logoQualcomm just launched a new SoC today, the Snapdragon 768G. While SemiAccurate would love to tell you why this part is new, exciting and different, we really can’t.

The spec sheet says the prime core has it’s boost speed upped from 2.4GHz to 2.8GHz and the GPU is 15% faster than the 765G CPU that it… well… pretty much is. Other than that there is no real difference, it is likely just a binned 765G with a few different fuses blown. Upping the peak turbo on one core is an easy thing to do if you have adequate cooling, and any phone using this SoC should be able to hit that fairly low bar.

The launch platform is the Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition, a phone which we know two things about. First is the name, the second is that it is 5G which means some engineer opted for the optional Qualcomm X52 modem. The phone should be launched as this story goes live so there will probably be a lot of info about it, so Google it if you care.

You can’t say the same for the GPU which is ‘15%’ faster than the 768G that it, well, still likely is. We asked Qualcomm about the differences in silicon but they didn’t reply in time for the article. That said the company has a history of not saying anything useful about their GPU so don’t hold your breath here. It is a shame though, Qualcomm had the class leading GPU until recently and missed the opportunity to redefine the talking points while they had a commanding lead. Now they have numbers which relate to nothing, hardly a strong selling point.

There really isn’t anything more of use to say about the 768G. Even the spec sheet doesn’t list the frequencies of the CPUs, just painfully stupid marketing ‘details’, 1/3rd of which are, “64-bit Architecture”. Come on Qualcomm, you are better than this.S|A

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