Mobile game has become a new form of popularity among players, and Qualcomm has done a lot of work over the past few years, such as using Snapdragon Elite Gaming to enhance the experience, in addition to mobile phone makers and gaming companies working together to create a more enjoyable gaming experience. At the SnapDragon Technology Summit recently, Qualcomm highlighted the improvements included in the new Adreno 650 GPU when introducing the Snapdragon 865.
The most notable thing in the opening speech was What Qualcomm called desktop-level functionality, which, while cheesy, actually makes sense. This is because one of the biggest improvements to the Adreno 650 is the ability to update GPU drivers independently of system updates. These driver updates can be distributed through the Play Marketplace, and Qualcomm says GPU-driven updates will continue to be available for a long time after the phone is available.
GPU-driven updates play an important role in improving PC game performance, for example, current AMD and NVIDIA drive updates tend to sync with new games. Predictably, GPU updates on smartphones in the future can be linked to the latest games and are particularly optimized for new games.
That’s not all, Qualcomm has also emphasized “desktop forward rendering” (desktop forward rendering). This feature primarily brings mobile game rendering closer to the PC side, improving features such as field depth and motion blur, and enabling features such as multiple dynamic lights and shadows.
Finally, the Snapdragon 865 is the first mobile chipset to support a 144Hz screen, and this refresh rate is common on gaming PCs. SnapDragon865 also supports the “real” 10-bit HDR and features additional features such as Game Color Plus and Fast HDR Blend to provide better visuals and performance.