Snapdragon G3X Gen 2: The Powerhouse
The Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 stands tall as the most potent model in the series. With 8-core Kryo and an Adreno A32 graphics unit, it’s a beast waiting to be unleashed. The Gen 2 version boasts an impressive 30 percent increase in CPU power and a GPU that’s twice as mighty as its predecessor, the Gen 1 variant.
But that’s not all. The SoC supports hardware ray tracing, Wi-Fi 7, and 5G (Sub-6 and mmWave), with Bluetooth 5.3 support. And if you’re wondering about memory and storage, the Snapdragon G3X Gen 2 supports up to 12 GB LPDDR5X RAM at 4.2 GHz and 256 GB UFS 4.0 storage units. It’s a chip designed for the future, aimed at powerful handhelds capable of running the most demanding games.
Snapdragon G2 Gen 1: The Balanced Performer
For those seeking a balance between power and efficiency, the Snapdragon G2 Gen 1 is the perfect choice. Equipped with eight Kryo cores and an Adreno A21 GPU, it’s tailored for handhelds running less power-hungry games and cloud games. With support for Wi-Fi 6E, 5G (Sub-6 and mmWave), and Bluetooth 5, it’s a versatile option for various gaming experiences.
Snapdragon G1 Gen 1: The Cloud Gaming Specialist
The Snapdragon G1 Gen 1 is a unique offering designed exclusively for cloud gaming without active cooling. With eight Kryo cores and an Adreno A11 graphics unit, it’s optimized for smooth performance. Though it lacks 5G support, it masters Wi-Fi 5 and supports frame rates up to 60 fps, making it suitable for mobile streaming to a certain extent.
AyaNeo, Huaqin, Inventec, Thundercomm, and other companies have confirmed featuring these Snapdragon G3X Gen 2, G2, and G1 chips in their upcoming handheld gaming devices. We’ll likely see the first devices equipped with these processors by the end of this year or early 2024.