Xiaomi has unveiled a new Redmi K30 series device named Redmi K30 5G Speed Edition. It is powered by Qualcomm’s recently announced 5G processor, Snapdragon 768G, which is an upgraded version of the Snapdragon 765G. It looks like Qualcomm has introduced 768G SoC to take on the Kirin 820G processor by offering better CPU and GPU performance than its predecessor, 765G. In this article, we will take a look at how much the Snapdragon 768G chipset differs from the older Snapdragon 765G, which was launched in December last year. Since the model number is so close, we can expect the differences to be minimal.
Snapdragon 768G vs Snapdragon 765G
Snapdragon 768G’s architecture is similar to what we see on the Snapdragon 765G. Here, too, we get the 1+1+6 configuration with the same cores as well. We get one Prime Cortex-A76 core clocked at 2.8GHz, one Gold Cortex-A76 core clocked at 2.4GHz, and six power-efficient Silver Cortex-A55 cores all clocked at 1.8GHz. The improvement is in terms of the clock speed, which is 2.4GHz for the Prime Cortex-A76 core and 2.2GHz for the Gold Cortex-A76 core in the Snapdragon 765G. Other than the clock speeds, everything about the CPU of the two processors is the same. Regarding CPU performance, Qualcomm’s 768G SoC offers a 15% performance improvement compared to 765G.
In terms of GPU, we have the same Adreno 620 GPU but with a higher frequency rate. Qualcomm did not reveal frequency rates, but according to a tipster Xianjingmaoxianre, the Adreno 620 in the Snapdragon 765G is clocked at 625MHz. At the same time, the Adreno 620 in the Snapdragon 768G goes a step ahead and achieves a frequency rate of 750MHz. Qualcomm claims 768G’s Adreno 620 GPU offers up to a 15% performance increase to 765G. The 768G also provides support for Adreno Updateable GPU Drivers.
Both Snapdragon 768G and 765G come with an integrated X52 5G modem that supports mmWave, sub-6 GHz, standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes, TDD, FDD and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS). We get support for Multi-gigabit 5G gaming with download speeds of up to 3.7 Gbps and upload speeds of up to 1.6 Gbps. The modem also offers global roaming and global multi-SIM.
At present, we don’t have the benchmark result of the 768G chipset. However, according to tipster Xianjingmaoxian, the Antutu score for the Snapdragon 768G comes out to be 3,60,000 points, which is a 10% improvement over the 3,25,000 points scored by the Snapdragon 765G.
The new Snapdragon 768G is just a minor bump ( 15% CPU/ GPU performance boost) over the already suitable Snapdragon 765G. Both of them offer 5G connectivity, and in day-to-day tasks, the difference will be an absolute minimum. The difference might come into play when you push the processor for intensive tasks like gaming and video editing. So, all in all, this is the new best upper mid-range processor that Qualcomm has in store for us, and we will surely see some new phones using this processor shortly.