Qualcomm announces updateable GPU drivers for Snapdragon 865 and 765

05 December 2019
Users can download and update new drivers from the Play Store.

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TheFarmer, 06 Dec 2019Desktop feature? Apple has been upgrading their iphone GPU... moreWhy are you talking about iPhones, it's not comparable, Apple owns both the SoC and OS, so their optimizations and updates are way easier.
I still prefer Snapdragons over Kirin, Exynos and Mediatek.

  • Anonymous

Is this going to help emulators or make things worse? Dolphin Team always said the mobile drivers are bad so this might help? Not sure if any other emulators are dependant on the drivers

  • g6 user

7hs, 05 Dec 2019Who cares? Mobile games are still shittyI don't thinks so .. may be your mobile cant run latest ones

Desktop feature? Apple has been upgrading their iphone GPU driver for many many years since long long times ago. So is Apple iphone desktop computer? Until today, Qualcomm just ignored their homework to do and is starting to do what they should have done. This is one of the reason why Android phones with Qualcomm chip have much lower game / graphics performance and shutters a lot on heavy game than Apple iphone.

  • Anonymous

Fadli, 05 Dec 2019Apple Bionic is still the fastestWhere did they say it's not?

  • Anonymous

7hs, 05 Dec 2019Who cares? Mobile games are still shittyThat's subjective my guy. Not only that, but thousands would disagree.

  • 7hs

Who cares? Mobile games are still shitty

Anonymous, 05 Dec 2019Even if possible, you're expecting much from a company that... moreSo true.

  • Anonymous

Did they say anywhere that these driver updates will be free? I wouldn't put it past Qualcomm to charge for this 'ongoing service', in which case almost no OEMs will adopt it.

  • Anonymous

Fadli, 05 Dec 2019Apple Bionic is still the fastestThe 865 might actually yield better gaming performance than the A13. For example, they added support forward rendering, leading to better performance and more sophisticated lighting, and support for 144hz QHD panels. And, it can record in 8k30fps.

  • .alpha

So nothing changes unless you really trust OEMs to rush out phone crashing drivers. Most OEMs already have problem keeping up with monthly security updates and you want them to test and validate graphic drivers as well?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 05 Dec 2019hope they'll reconsider snapdragon 855 and 855+Even if possible, you're expecting much from a company that does not give a fk on their old products. Like, literally all of them.

  • lol

be warned, even gpu driver for windows got ever ending bug after update

thumbs up to qualcomm for doing this and not make it backward compatible with 855+ and lower, gamer people buy the same crap one, two or more times just for one frame more in their crap games ! #RealLifeBetter

OEM dependence killed it

  • jtrogr

Anonymous, 05 Dec 2019hope they'll reconsider snapdragon 855 and 855+Probably not, as this is a big sales argument for the new ones.

  • Fadli

Apple Bionic is still the fastest

  • Anonymous

Not good as it depends of the OEMs... so at the end, nothing change as OEMs push them in their OTAs when they need it, so no. The big change would come if standard drivers from the hardware designer/manufacturer release drivers that works with ALL OEMs and then each OEM can personalize them as an alternative like in PC.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 05 Dec 2019hope they'll reconsider snapdragon 855 and 855++1

Not exciting given it relies on OEMs !