Qualcomm introduces its flagship chip of the year, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. This chip boasts impressive performance in running large language models (LLM) with a whopping 10B parameters, as well as language vision models (LVM) and automatic speech recognition (ASR) models, all on device.
These capabilities are made possible by the new Hexagon NPU chip, which offers a 98% improvement in AI performance and a 40% improvement in performance per watt. Additionally, Qualcomm Sensing Hub enhances data processing for various sensors, providing up to 3.5 times better performance.
The CPU features the Kryo 8 core configuration, with 1+5+3 cores. The larger Cortex-X4 cores contribute to a 30% increase in overall performance. The GPU, Adreno, delivers a 25% improvement in performance, along with a 40% enhancement in ray-tracing capabilities. It also introduces the Adreno Frame Motion Engine 2.0, supporting frame synthesis to achieve a maximum frame rate of 240FPS. Notably, this chip is the first to support Unreal Engine 5.2 on mobile devices.
Moreover, power efficiency is improved by 10%, and the Cognitive ISP image processing chip enables object removal from images using the Video Object Eraser algorithm by Arcsoft. This feature is similar to what Google Pixel offers. Additionally, it supports Zoom Anywhere, which was first used in Samsung’s 200MP image sensor.
The modem is upgraded to the Snapdragon X75 5G (Gen 2, previously X70).
Several smartphone brands have already announced their devices powered by this chip, including ASUS, Honor, iQOO, MEIZU, NIO, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, realme, Redmi, RedMagic, Sony, vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE.
In conclusion, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip brings significant advancements in AI performance, power efficiency, image processing, and gaming capabilities. Its compatibility with Unreal Engine 5.2 and support for object removal from images make it a highly desirable choice for smartphone manufacturers.
TLDR: Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, a flagship chip with impressive AI and gaming capabilities. It boasts 10B parameter support for large language models and enhances performance by 98%. The CPU and GPU offer significant performance improvements, while power efficiency is increased by 10%. The chip also features an advanced image processing chip and supports Unreal Engine 5.2. Multiple smartphone brands have already embraced this technology.