The T-Mobile G2 aka HTC Desire Z will feature a Qualcomm MSM7x30 Chipset

A leaked T-Mobile G2 aka HTC Vision / Desire Z reveals that the chipset powering the device isn’t a regular QSD8x50 Snapdragon but the new MSM7x30 that was introduced at MWC in February. The MSM7x30 is part of Qualcomm’s SnapDragon family of products (but strangely isn’t branded Snapdragon) as it packs a similar CortexA8+NEON clocked at 800Mhz but has the newest Adreno 205 GPU instead of the Adreno 200 found in the QSD8x50 platform. The MSM7x30 basically fits between today’s QSD8X50 and the upcoming QSD8X50A (CortexA8 @ 1.3Ghz + Adreno 205). It will be interesting to see if HTC is also going to uses this platform in the upcoming Windows Phone 7 devices (HTC Schubert, Mozart,Gold etc…).If you remember, the leaked HTC Mondrian Rom indicated that the mysterious device had an QSD8X50A. You can read more about the Adreno 205 here.

Source: 911Sniper , Cyanogen via Engadget

  • Diego!

    Impressive, I just can’t wait to see a video with this device vs Samsung Galaxy S (due to Hummingbird) and Google Nexus One hehehe

  • Anonymous

    G2 will be somewhat competitive with Galaxy S since MSM7230 GPU (Adreno 205) is almost as powerful as Sammy’s. Unfortunately though, Nexus One will be no match. It uses Adreno 200 just like any other current generation phone with Snapdragons and Adreno 205 is 4 times faster than Adreno 200! 205 also handles Adobe Flash at hardware level!

    This article explains where Adreno 205 stands today quite well: http://smartphonebenchmarks.com/forum/index.php?/topic/61-what-is-adreno-205-and-how-does-it-compare-to-other-gpus/page__pid__65#entry65

    My prediction? G2 will almost match Sammy’s Hummingbird (even if it runs only at 800MHz), but N1 will be seriously behind when it comes to graphically intensive tests.