Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 unveiled: 30% more efficient, 10% faster

Qualcomm has unveiled a revamped version of its flagship chipset. The new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (SM8475) promises modest speed improvements and notable power savings – the original 8 Gen 1 was never slow, heat and power usage were its main issues.

Qualcomm advertises a 10% higher CPU performance and a 30% improvement in power efficiency for the CPU. The peak Cortex-X2 core can now reach 3.2GHz, finally matching the clock speed of the Snapdragon 870 from early 2021 (the X2 in the original 8 Gen 1 topped out at 3.0Ghz).

The other two CPU clusters got a boost as well, here are the new…

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