Snapdragon 845 launched with 8 Kryo 385 cores; goes for AI without a dedicated NPU

Vyncent Chan
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Snapdragon 845 launched with 8 Kryo 385 cores; goes for AI without a dedicated NPU

The Snapdragon 845 has just been launched, promising 30% better performance in the GPU and 25% on the CPU’s side. However raw performance isn’t Qualcomm’s main focus. The Snapdragon 845 is designed for better imaging, security, connectivity and also AI.

Kryo 385 CPU

The processing gains come from the new Kryo 385 cores based on the new ARM Cortex A75 and Cortex A55 architecture. The Snapdragon 845 is the first SoC on the market with DynamiQ CPU cluster configuration. The four performance cores are clocked at a lofty 2.8 GHz, while the four efficiency cores are clocked at 1.8 GHz. Also new on the Snapdragon 845 is the cache configuration. All eight cores share 2MB of L3 cache and 3MB of system cache to improve memory performance.

Adreno 630 GPU

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