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Snapdragon 865 Plus can reach 3.40 GHz on the Prime Core, higher than 3.10 GHz while running very cool in the ROG Phone 3

When Qualcomm officially unveiled the Snapdragon 865 Plus, the company said that in addition to a faster clock speed than the Snapdragon 865, there were also a few extras, such as support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. What Qualcomm has not left behind in the fine print was that the latest and greatest mobile chipset can also achieve faster clock speeds if it is able to maintain lower temperatures. The newly launched ASUS ROG Phone 3 shows exactly that, according to the latest information shared by a tipster.

Screenshot shows that both CPU and GPU do not go above 36 degrees Celsius

An image shared by Twitter Tipster Digital Chat Station reveals the potential of the Snapdragon 865 Plus, as long as the smartphone’s thermal solution can effectively dissipate heat. The picture shows that the 3.10GHz Prime Core can reach a speed of 3.40GHz with a temperature of only 36 degrees Celsius. That’s an impressive result, and if you think about it, if the Snapdragon 865 Plus can maintain such thermals and clock speeds, it can do quite well in less bulky flagships than the ROG Phone 3.

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Some versions of the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 will reportedly include the Snapdragon 865 Plus, and even if these models don’t have the same solid cooling solution as the ones in the ROG Phone 3, the Prime Core of Snapdragon 865 Plus may run on 3.40 GHz while shaking decent thermals. However, the processor may not run as well as the statistics you see now.

The latest finding also highlights the overclocking potential of the Snapdragon 865 Plus, and this SoC may set the stage for the upcoming overclocking capabilities of the Snapdragon 875. Please note that the Snapdragon 875 would have been made on the 5nm node, resulting in improved efficiency for higher performance. Before you get excited, though, we’re not sure if ASUS ‘custom overclocking software will allow the Prime Core to reach these speeds or if Qualcomm will allow the Snapdragon 865 Plus to reach these frequencies alone.

What we do know is that soon-to-be non-gaming Android flagship smartphones will soon have the Snapdragon 865 Plus, so we’ll see if these handsets can keep the same results or not.

News Source: Twitter (Digital Chat Station)

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