Qualcomm officially releases Snapdragon XR2 5G platform and new Snapdragon computing portfolio
On December 5, local time in Hawaii, the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit was held to the third day. This morning, Qualcomm officially announced the world ’s first extended reality (XR) platform-the Snapdragon XR2. The platform supports many custom features and industry firsts, enabling extensive expansion across augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) areas. Also released in the morning are new Snapdragon computing products: Snapdragon 7c and Snapdragon 8c. Together with the previously released Snapdragon 8cx, they comprehensively cover the entry-level and mainstream top three positioning product lines. Committed to creating a PC product that is always online and always connected for users.
The world's first 5G XR platform-Snapdragon XR2
On the morning of the conference, Qualcomm first demonstrated XR's very wide range of practical use cases in the service, retail, and manufacturing industries. Use the latest XR technology to perform remote insurance claims, remote troubleshooting and repair of line faults, and even remote repair. XR technology is subverting people's lives step by step, bringing practical convenience.
The Snapdragon 835 mobile platform previously released is also the top XR platform and has been well received. And this time the Snapdragon XR2 released in terms of performance, compared to the Snapdragon 835 has significantly improved. CPU and GPU performance doubled, video bandwidth was increased to 4 times, resolution was 6 times, and AI performance was increased to 11 times.
Significantly improved GPU performance, efficient and high-quality graphics rendering at 1.5 times the pixel fill rate and 3 times the texture rate, which is necessary to create a stronger sense of realism. The Snapdragon XR2 display unit supports a 3K * 3K 90fps single-eye resolution, and supports 8K 360 ° video at 60fps in streaming and local playback.
In terms of interaction, up to seven parallel cameras and customized computer vision processors ensure accurate and efficient interaction. The multi-channel parallel camera can track the user's head, lips and eyeballs in real time with high accuracy, and supports 26-point hand bone tracking. Computer vision can efficiently perform scene understanding and 3D reconstruction. These features ensure intuitive user interaction in the digital world.
Sound is also critical for immersive experiences. The Snapdragon XR2 platform includes a custom-built, always-on, low-power Hexagon DSP that supports hardware acceleration features such as voice activation and scene detection, and deepens immersion with clear voice interaction.
The high-speed and low-latency characteristics of 5G provide reliable data transmission support for XR technology. Snapdragon XR2 is the world's first XR platform to support 5G connections. The greatly improved AI performance also helps to improve many features such as audio, visual, and interaction, and then uses the end-to-end and cloud-separated processing to create a more realistic experience.
Snapdragon 7c, Snapdragon 8c and Snapdragon 8cX restructure Snapdragon computing portfolio
The Snapdragon computing platform is dedicated to creating modern computing devices that are fanless, thin and light, and always online and always connected. The previously released Snapdragon 8cx platform products are mostly high-end and expensive. The release of the Snapdragon 7c and Snapdragon 8c computing platforms will greatly enrich the Snapdragon computing platform product line and allow users to have more flexibility at different price points. multiple choice. Or it may have a strong impact on traditional computing platforms.
The Snapdragon 7c is positioned as an entry level, and its system performance is improved by 25% compared to competing products. The eight-core Kryo 468 architecture CPU and Adreno 618 GPU are used to provide excellent battery life while ensuring smoothness. At the same time, the AI Engine has a computing power of more than 5 trillion times per second (TOPS) and supports the Windows 10 AI accelerated experience. Equipped with Snapdragon X15 LTE modem, providing high-speed network connection.
The Snapdragon 8c is positioned at the mid-range, using a 7nm process, which improves performance by 30% compared to the Snapdragon 850, and integrates the Snapdragon X24 modem. The AI Engine in Snapdragon 8c has a computing power of 6 trillion times per second (TOPS).
The Snapdragon 8cx enterprise-class computing platform is based on the Snapdragon 8cx, which provides optimized system-level performance and networking security software to achieve higher levels of performance and security. With 9+ TOPS AI computing power, dual 4K output, 5G and WiFi 6 connectivity.
In addition, Microsoft also came to the conference site as a partner to provide the underlying system and application support for the Snapdragon computing platform.
So far, the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit has all ended.