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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ Chipset with overclocked CPU, 15% faster GPU announced

Qualcomm has just announced its latest Snapdragon 855+ Chipset, and this is just an incremental upgrade to the preceeder. According to Qualcomm, this is primarily aimed at providing an elite gaming experience as it comes with an increase in CPU and GPU performance, 5G, gaming, AI and XR.

The Snapdragon 855+ features Qualcomm Kryo 485 CPU built on Arm Cortex Technology now runs on a clock speed of up to 2.96GHz compared to the Snapdragon 855 which runs on a clock speed of up to 2.84GHz. It has Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU that offers a 15% increase compared to Snapdragon 855.

Qualcomm says that the Snapdragon 855 Plus will be ideal for gaming and will raise the bar for elite gamers. The Vulkan 1.1 Graphics Driver is now 20% more power efficient and it also features software enhancements such as Game Jank Reducer, Game Fast Loader, Game AntiCheat Extensions, and more.

The updated AI Engine now offers total capacity of more than 7 trillion operations per second (7 TOPs). It still does not come with a built-in 5G modem. It has an integrated multi-gigabit Snapdragon X24 LTE 4G modem. The support for 5G connectivity is provided using the X50 5G modem separately.

Commenting on the launch, Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management,  Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.  said:

Snapdragon 855 Plus will raise the bar for elite gamers with the increase in CPU and GPU performance and elevate experiences for 5G, gaming, AI and XR, which is something our OEM customers look to us to deliver. Snapdragon 855 Plus is our most advanced mobile platform to date and will build upon the success of the 2019 Android flagship Snapdragon 855 5G mobile platform.