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Qualcomm launches the Snapdragon 865 Plus offering 10% better GPU performance and Prime Core clock speed

Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 865 Plus. (Source: Qualcomm)
Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 865 Plus. (Source: Qualcomm)
Qualcomm has now unveiled its newest flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 865 Plus. The Snapdragon 865 Plus offers 10% better graphical performance and a higher peak CPU performance versus the Snapdragon 865, as well as significantly better Wi-Fi hardware, and will debut on the Asus ROG Phone 3.

Qualcomm has now officially announced the launch of its new flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 865 Plus. The Snapdragon 865 Plus, like the Snapdragon 855 Plus before it, is a refresh of the regular Snapdragon 865 with slightly improved technology to offer better gaming-focused performance.

According to Qualcomm's official press release, the Snapdragon 865 Plus comes equipped with the 5G-capable X55 modem, and promises support for 144 fps gaming and True 10-bit HDR. One notable feature on the Snapdragon 865 Plus is the addition of Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6900 compatibility which offers max Wi-Fi speeds of up to 3.6 Gbps, versus the Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6800 on the Snapdragon 865 that tops out at 1.774 Gbps.

The Snapdragon 865 Plus features a Qualcomm® Kryo™ 585 CPU Prime core clocked at up to 3.1 GHz—a 10% increase on the 2.84 GHz clock speed as seen on the Snapdragon 865. On the graphical side of things is the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 650 GPU but with a touted 10% faster graphics rendering.

The Snapdragon 865 Plus is expected to debut on the Asus ROG Phone 3—slated for a July 22 launch, and will also be seen on the upcoming Lenovo Legion gaming smartphone.

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Ricci Rox, 2020-07- 8 (Update: 2020-07- 8)