Lenovo exec says Snapdragon 898 GPU will be greatly upgraded

Lenovo executive says the Snapdragon 898 GPU will get a major upgrade

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors are known for their superior GPU performance, which is a major strength. Although this is true for the Snapdragon 8888, it seems that the next-generation chipset could be a significant upgrade.

  • According to a Lenovo executive, the Snapdragon 888 successor will feature a significant GPU upgrade.
  • Samsung will offer a major graphical upgrade, although no details are available.

A Lenovo executive claimed on Weibo (h/t: XDA-Developers) that the successor to the Snapdragon 888 chipset will have a “greatly” upgraded GPU, suggesting that the Legion 3 Pro smartphone will use this chipset. Below is a machine-translated image.

Lenovo sm8450 gpu weibo

The executive used the name “8450”, which is the part number of the upcoming chipset, much like the Snapdragon 888’s “SM8350” number. The Snapdragon 865 series is also known by the “SM8250” part number.

Although there isn’t any word on the GPU power boost that will be seen over the current flagship silicon chip, Qualcomm would not be the only mobile chipmaker to have a significantly improved GPU. The next Exynos flagship chipset from Samsung will include AMD graphics. This includes ray tracing, variable-rate shading and variable rate shading. One rumour points to major benchmark gains over even Apple’s chipsets, but we’ll take this claim with a bag of salt as benchmarks are notoriously easy to spoof.

Snapdragon 898 gpu
Snapdragon 898 gpu

The Snapdragon 898/895 is expected to include an Adreno 730 GPU and a 4nm design. It also has a Spectra 680 Internet Service Provider. Arm’s new cores are also expected to be offered by the chipset, presumably one Cortex-X2 core for heavy-lifting tasks, three Cortex-A710 Cores, and four Cortex-A510 Cores for lighter tasks.

Which flagship chipset will you choose to have the best GPU in 2022? The Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 or Samsung Exynos 2220? Use the poll to let us know your thoughts.

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