Qualcomm today detailed its next-gen Adreno 5xx series GPUs for mobile devices. The two GPUs detailed today are the Adreno 510 GPU to be used on Snapdragon 620 and 618 chipsets, and the Adreno 530 GPU to be used on the flagship Snapdragon 820.
The new Adreno 530 GPU is claimed to offer 40 percent lower power consumption and up to 40 percent higher performance in graphics and GPGPU compute performance when compared to the Adreno 430 GPU found on the Snapdragon 810 chipset. Apart from improved performance, the Adreno 530 offers support for various APIs such as OpenGL ES 3.1+AEP (Android Extension Pack), Renderscript, OpenCL 2.0 and Vulkan.
The GPU will also be capable of supporting 4K HEVC video at 60fps over HDMI 2.0 to Rec.2020 UHD TVs, Qualcomm EcoPix, and Qualcomm TruPalette technologies for improved battery life with superior pixel quality.
The Snapdragon 820 chipset will also get Qualcomm’s new Spectra camera ISP that promises better image quality, improved hybrid autofocus framework, GPGPU optical zoom, improved power efficiency and higher throughput.
Finally, Qualcomm has made it official that devices using the Snapdragon 820 chipset are expected to be out only by 1H 2016. So if you were expecting to see a Snapdragon 820 powered smartphone to launch this year, we’re afraid you are going to be disappointed.